Measuring and partitioning soil respiration in sharkey shrink-swell clays under plantation grown short-rotation woody crops

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  • Authors: Hood, Wilson G.; Tyree, Michael C.; Dillaway, Dylan N. Dillaway; Leininger, Theodor D.
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: In Proceedings of the 17th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–203. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 3 p.

Abstract

The Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley (LMAV) offers an ecological niche for short-rotation woody crop (SRWC) production by mating marginal agricultural land with optimal growing conditions. Approximately 1.7 million ha within the LMAV consist of Sharkey shrink-swell clays. They are considered marginal in terms of traditional agricultural productivity due to their hydric characteristics (Vepraskas and Richardson 1997). However, these soils are ideal for SRWC production using native, welladapted species.

  • Citation: Hood, Wilson G.; Tyree, Michael C.; Dillaway, Dylan N. Dillaway,; Leininger, Theodor D. 2015. Measuring and partitioning soil respiration in sharkey shrink-swell clays under plantation grown short-rotation woody crops.In Proceedings of the 17th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–203. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 3 p.
  • Posted Date: February 9, 2015
  • Modified Date: February 12, 2015
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