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Effect of Fertilizer on Yield of Native Grass

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Fertilization of native grass fields is generally not recommended in the Southern Great Plains region of the United States. The primary reason for not fertilizing native grass is the belief that the benefit of fertilization is outweighed by the fertilizer and application costs. Native grass plant communities contain a mixture of grass, broadleaf and woody perennial plant species, and compose a large percentage of the forage base in this area.

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Eddie Funderburg, Ed.D., previously served as a senior soils and crops consultant at Noble Research Institute, from 2000-2021. His bachelor’s degree is from Louisiana Tech University and his master’s degree and doctorate are from Louisiana State University. Before coming to Noble Research Institute, he worked at Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University as state extension soil specialist.

Jon Biermacher, Ph.D.
Former Professor