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Accession Number PB2013-101501
Title Landowner's Guide to Native Warm-Season Grasses in the Mid-South.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 26p
Personal Author C. A. Harper G. E. Bates M. J. Gudlin M. P. Hansbrough
Abstract Native warm-season grasses (nwsg) are grasses historically native to an area that grow during the warm months of the year and are dormant during autumn and winter. They differ from cool-season grasses, which make their active growth during spring and fall. There are many warm-season grasses native to the Mid-South region; however, seven species are most commonly promoted as cover for wildlife and/or forage for livestock. These are big bluestem, little bluestem, broomsedge bluestem, indiangrass, switchgrass, sideoats grama and eastern gamagrass. Not all of these, however, have the same quality for wildlife habitat or livestock forage. For example, broomsedge offers excellent nesting habitat for bobwhites, but poor forage for livestock.
Keywords Forbs and shrubs
Livestock forage
Mid South region(United States)
Native plants
Native Warm-Season Grasses(NWSG)
Perennial grasses
Plant management
Warm climate

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. Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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