Guidebook for the Sustainable Production Practices of Switchgrass in the Southeastern U.S.

December 15, 2013

This switchgrass production guidebook is designed to be a practical reference guide for stakeholders involved in the supply chain of utilizing herbaceous energy crops for advanced bioenergy production. The booklet is a guide for the establishment, sustainable management, and harvest of switchgrass utilized as a purpose grown energy crop for advanced bioenergy production.


Produced and Edited by:

Damon Drinnon, coordinator, Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee

Jessica McCord, research associate, Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee

Ken Goddard, (Ret.) UT Extension biofuels specialist, University of Tennessee

Jon Walton, lecturer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee

Authors and Contributors:

Bonnie Ownley, professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee

Ken Goddard, (Ret.) UT Extension biofuels specialist, University of Tennessee

Sam Jackson, vice president of business development, Genera Energy Inc.

G. Neil Rhodes Jr., professor and UT Extension weed management specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee

Don Tyler, professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, University of Tennessee

Jon Walton, lecturer, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee


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