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Wildflower and Warm Season Grasses Pasture

Pasturelands provide valuable ecosystem services including: erosion protection, climate mitigation, food and products for human use, habitat for wildlife and pollinators and aesthetic value.  The capacity of pastures to provide ecosystem services is limited by lack of plant biodiversity. We recently completed preliminary studies at the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley AREC funded from a NRCS- Conservation Innovation Grant.  This work evaluated ways to establish native warm-season grass and wildflower