We are excited to learn that switchgrass has a higher calling even beyond our CenUSA vision. In fact, this hearty perennial may have a positive impact on the development of future crops.
Understanding how microbes promote prairie grasses to grow in nutrient-deficient, marginal soils could have an impact on developing forage and crops, according to researchers at The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Oklahoma.
Read more in "Switchgrass key to future plant hardiness?". The AGRI-VIEW article is freely available here.