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RESEARCH LITERATURE

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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

Month: Jan-Feb
Year: 2003

Journal: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Journal Link: http://www.jswconline.org/
Volume: 58
Issue: 1
Pages: 67-73

Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Agricultural

Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),

Abstract

Tests 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 Citation

J. 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.

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ISSN: 0022-4561

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