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Copper retention from runoff by switchgrass and tall fescue filter strips
Author(s): J. Wu, W. Mersie, A. Atalay and C. A. Seybold
Journal: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Journal Link: http://www.jswconline.org/
Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Agricultural
Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),
AbstractTests the performance of various grass species as vegetative filter strips to reduce agricultural runoff. Specifically, this study compares the effectiveness of Panicum virgatum and Festuca arundinacea in removing dissolved copper. The effectiveness varied by flow rate. At the slow flow rate, both grasses helped removed all of the copper. At the fast flow rate, about 60% of the copper was removed.
Suggested CitationJ. Wu, W. Mersie, A. Atalay and C. A. Seybold. "Copper retention from runoff by switchgrass and tall fescue filter strips." Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 58.1 (2003): 67-73.
Article LinksISSN: 0022-4561