switch grass


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switch′ grass`


n.
a North American grass, Panicum virgatum, having an open, branching inflorescence.
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Noun1.switch grass - grass of western America used for hayswitch grass - grass of western America used for hay
panic grass - any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
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At different points in the state's history, sesame, switch grass and cotton ginning were brand-new ventures that took time to find balance.
You've still got plenty of time before new growth emerges from clumps of warm-season grasses such as maiden grass, little bluestem, fountain grass, switch grass, prairie dropseed and Indian grass.
Start with a framework of grasses such as switch grass or panicum virgatum, molinia, turfted hair grass, miscanthus and carex.
Soils under switch grass (Panicum virgatum L.) can sequester more SOC than those under traditional grain crops, in both surface and subsurface layers to 60 cm depth (Liebig et al.
The hunting was fast-paced and lively (and can be for you as well, if you so choose on these 500 acres of corn, switch grass and sorghum).
These pellets are generally derived from various sources including the timber industry, sawdust, sugarcane crop, woody plants, and switch grass or miscanthus.
The department has said, for example, that it has no authority over a new herbicide-resistant canola, or over a corn that would create less pollution from livestock waste, or switch grass tailored for biofuel production, or an ornamental plant that glows in the dark.
If you grow switch grass, fountain grass or Calamagrostis spp., don't trim them back--enjoy them as they sway in the wind and collect frost and snow on their tips.
In addition, several grasses and ground covers will be sold, including muhly grass, switch grass, fountain grass, maiden grass, liriope, mondo grass, ajuga and vinca.
to date, the study committee found much greater potential in bio fuels made from lignocellulosic biomass-which includes crop residues like wheat straw, switch grass, whole trees, and wood waste.
By 2016 every Goodyear tyre in the world will be based on bioisoprene and it'll use switch grass which is nonfood chain.
They discuss why large-scale production of liquid biofuel is impractical for a growing world population and demand for liquid fuels, whether it is a viable option based on the characteristics of the local environment (geomorphology, climate, natural heritage, and availability of marginal land use), and the use of switch grass for ethanol.