Harvest Timing Affects Switchgrass Production, Forage Nutritive Value, and Nutrient Removal

  title={Harvest Timing Affects Switchgrass Production, Forage Nutritive Value, and Nutrient Removal},
  author={Maru K. Kering and John A. Guretzky and Sindy M. Interrante and Twain J. Butler and Jon T. Biermacher and Jagadeesh Mosali},
  journal={Crop Science},
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) has potential for both bioenergy and forage. The objectives of this experiment were to: i) determine whether switchgrass could be harvested for greater nutritive value during the vegetative stage relative to early reproductive growth (boot stage); ii) compare biomass yields of switchgrass harvested once versus twice per year for bioenergy; and iii) examine effects of N fertilizer rates on harvest systems. The experiment was a randomized complete block design… 

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