GLBRC Switchgrass Variety Experiment

The switchgrass variety experiment is a long term study established in 2009 at the KBS GLBRC Intensive Experimental Site. Five upland and lowland varieties are planted in complete randomized block design. Plots are 4.5 × 12 m (15 × 40’) arranged in each of 4 replicate blocks. Upland varieties are Southlow, Cave-in-Rock, Trailblazer, Blackwell, NE28 and Dakota and lowland are Alamo, Kanlow and two experimental varieties.The varieties are being tested for such traits as establishment potential, plant productivity and plant quality.

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