Native Plant Publications

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General Publications

Harnessing Prairie Plant Potential for Human Needs

Mixtures of bioenergy species yield as well as monocultures

Presentations, Posters and Reports

Lessons in the management of Minnesota's grasslands

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Optimization of screening of native and naturalized plants from Minnesota for antimicrobial activity

Establishing native perennial bioenergy crops with cereal grain companion crops

Biomass production potential of grasslands in the oak savanna region of Minnesota, USA

Native perennial grassland species for bioenergy: Establishment and biomass productivity

The effect of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizers on prairie biomass yield, ethanol yield, and nutrient harvest

Harvest date effects on biomass yield, moisture content, mineral concentration, and mineral export in switchgrass and native polycultures managed for bioenergy

Energy potential of biomass from conservation grasslands in Minnesota, USA

Genetic variation in three native plant species across the state of Minnesota

Short-term harvesting of biomass from conservation grasslands maintains plant diversity

Long-term biomass yield and species composition in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems

The effect of landscape position on biomass crop yield

Palatability and nutritive value of native legumes

Antimicrobial activity of native and naturalized plants of Minnesota and Wisconsin

Antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of seed from plants of the Mississippi River basin

Evaluation of diversity among North American accessions of false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa L.) for forage and biomass

Seeding rate affects establishment of native perennial legumes in the Upper Midwestern US

Other Resources

Forever Green - Native Plants


For more information about this project, please contact:

Dr. Craig Sheaffer

Professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics


Phone: (612) 625-7224

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