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Biomass Production and Soil Respiration in Experimental Riparian Grass Filter Strips
Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports
  • James W. Raich, Iowa State University
  • Germán Mora, Iowa State University
Farm
Central Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract
Grass filter strips established between cropped fields and streams have many potential conservation benefits, including trapping sediments and runoff, providing wildlife habitat, transforming nitrogen in runoff waters, sequestering soil carbon, and enhancing soil tilth. In this study, we compared five species of grasses with respect to above ground biomass production and soil respiration (i.e., CO2 flux), the latter being a robust measure of total soil biological activity. The information may help landowners select the best grass species for planting in streamside filters and buffer strips.
Copyright Owner
Iowa State University
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
James W. Raich and Germán Mora. "Biomass Production and Soil Respiration in Experimental Riparian Grass Filter Strips" (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jim_raich/1/