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Grass Growth in Mining Wastes with Compost and Endophyte Additions

August 1, 2022

Phytostabilization reduces the mobility of inorganic contaminants by establishing or enhancing plant growth. For small, remote, or abandoned mines, phytostabilization may reduce potential environmental hazards—provided plants can establish and grow. We grew a widespread perennial grass, Bouteloua curtipendula, in mining wastes with and without soil (compost, lime) and microbial amendments (endophyte seed coats) to determine whether we could improve plant establishment and growth. This data collection has four associated data releases: the physical elemental, and geochemical characteristics of the mining wastes and soil amendments; the laboratory environmental conditions during the growth of Bouteloua curtipendula in the mining wastes; [...]

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Grass Growth in Mining Wastes with Compost and Endophyte Additions
DOI 10.5066/P99OYEXQ
Authors Creamer Courtney A, Leewis Mary-Cathrine C, Wright Emily G, Foster Andrea L
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center