Improving Safety and Economics Using Switchgrass on Military Airfields
USDA APHIS WS NWRC Sandusky United States
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Switchgrass Panicum virgatum monocultures were investigated as a land cover alternative to typical airfield grasslands to reduce use by wildlife species hazardous to aircraft and provide cost-effective risk mitigation. Paired sites of switchgrass monocultures and controls i.e., extant airfield grasslands were installed across six installations 3 airfields and 3 civil airports Columbus Air Force Base CAFB, Dayton International Airport DAYT, Detroit Metropolitan Airport DTWA, Gerald R. Ford International Airport GRFI, NAS Whiting Field WHIT, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base WPAF.
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