Friday, February 26, 2016

Grassland harvest could conserve resources, benefit farmers, and curb government spending

A new long-term research study shows the potential for biomass production from perennial grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Biomass yield varied with nitrogen fertilization, precipitation, harvest timing, and location. Economic analysis indicates that a 25 percent rental reduction in harvest years could incentivize farmers to keep land in CRP, allow them to earn revenue, and save the government millions in annual payments.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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