Task 7 Research
Principal Investigator(s): Girisha Ganjegunte
- Select suitable soil based on permeability and salinity appropriate for irrigation with treated urban wastewater for switchgrass production.
- Evaluate selected switchgrass cultivar(s) performance under irrigation with treated urban wastewater using laboratory bench top and greenhouse soil column experiments.
- Evaluate changes in soil salinity levels due to irrigation with treated urban wastewater having elevated salinity using greenhouse soil column experiments.
- Present preliminary results of the study at the Rio Grande Basin Initiative Annual Conference, and other conferences such as the Annual Meetings of Soil Science Society of America.