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Switchgrass Establishment

By James Rogers, Ph.D., Associate Professor
and Bryan Nichols,

Posted Mar. 25, 2013

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), is a native, warm-season (C4) perennial grass that can be found growing over the eastern two-thirds of the United States, Central America and southern Canada. Interest in switchgrass propagation has increased over the past few years due to its potential as a bioenergy feedstock, high yields and ability to provide early season high quality forage to grazing animals.

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