Accession Number PB2013-101498
Title Native Warm-Season Grasses: Producing Hay from Native Warm-Season Grasses in the Mid-South.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 8p
Personal Author C. Harper F. Allen G. Bates J. Waller P. Keyser
Abstract Native warm-season grasses (NWSG) are those that have grown in an area prior to human settlement and were not brought in more recently from other parts of the world. Such grasses are naturally well-adapted to the regions soils, climate and the insects and diseases that may also occur naturally in the area. While there are many species of grasses native to the Mid-South, this publication will focus on five species that are important for forage production: big and little bluestem, indiangrass, switchgrass and eastern gamagrass. These are tall, deep-rooted perennials with excellent drought tolerance and high yields.
Keywords Bluestem
Climate
Diseases
Eastern gamagrass
Grasses
Hay
Indiangrass
Insects
Mid-South(United States)
Native plants
Native Warm-Season Grasses(NWSG)
Plant management
Soils
Switchgrass


 
Source Agency Natural Resources Conservation Service
NTIS Subject Category 57C - Botany
98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
48B - Natural Resource Management
43F - Environment
Corporate Author Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Inst. of Agriculture.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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