Determine differences in nitrogen (N) acquisition and conservation between switchgrass varieties to optimize growth with the least amount of fertilizer usage.
Measure N fixation, N mineralization, and N translocation along with soil moisture and N content in switchgrass varieties from upland and lowland ecotypes.
Roley, S.S., Ulbrich, T.C., Robertson, G.P. “Nitrogen fixation and resorption efficiency differences among twelve upland and lowland switchgrass cultivars.” Phytobiomes 116, 071802 (2020). [DOI:10.1094/PBIOMES-11-19-0064-FI]
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