(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- With intense summer heat and little water, the University of Tennessee’s East Tennessee Research and Education Center keeps a lush field of gamagrass in Blout County, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Researchers from the center are starting a pilot study to see how the gamagrass does if grazed by cattle.
A rotation of native grass, instead of only hay for cattle could help the ecosystem.
Gamagrass can grow up to two feet high with roots that reach 5 to 10 feet into the soil.
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