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The Role of Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) in the Revegetation of Iron-Mine Tailings in Northern New York

Author(s): Y. D. Choi and M. K. Wali

Month: Jun
Year: 1995

Journal: Restoration Ecology
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Pages: 123-132

Article Topic(s): Restoration,Succession
Research Setting(s): Field

Species Referenced: Panicum virgatum (Switchgrass),

Abstract

Introduction of Panicum virigatum on mine tailings in the Adirondack region was found to increase soil organic matter, raise soil pH, increased cation exchange capacity and increase nutrient (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium) concentrations. Recruitment of pioneer species was also improved.

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Y. D. Choi and M. K. Wali. "The Role of Panicum virgatum (Switch Grass) in the Revegetation of Iron-Mine Tailings in Northern New York." Restoration Ecology 3.2 (1995): 123-132.

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