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- Brown, Carol, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- BioEnergy research 2016 v.9 no.1 pp. 40-49
- Panicum virgatum; bioethanol; biomass production; carbohydrates; coal; cultivars; digestibility; energy crops; ethanol; ethanol production; feedstocks; fertilizer application; fuel production; grasses; lignin; magnesium; near-infrared spectroscopy; planning; soil; soil amendments; warm season
- ... Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a warm-season perennial grass, is an important bioenergy crop candidate because it produces high biomass yields on marginal lands and on reclaimed surface mined sites. In companion studies, dry matter (DM) yields for Cave-in-Rock, Shawnee, and Carthage cultivars varied from 4.2 to 13.0 Mg ha⁻¹averaged over 6 years at the reclaimed Hampshire site, and fertilizatio ...
- Brown, Carol, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- BioEnergy research 2016 v.9 no.1 pp. 31-39
- Panicum virgatum; agricultural soils; bioenergy industry; biofuels; biomass; cropland; cultivars; dry matter accumulation; energy crops; feed requirements; feedstocks; fertilizer application; field experimentation; food crops; fuel production; human population; population growth; sludge; soil fertility; soil quality; topsoil; warm season; Northeastern United States; West Virginia
- ... Growing food crops for biofuel on productive agricultural lands may become less viable as requirements to feed a growing human population increase. This has increased interest in growing cellulosic biofuel feedstocks on marginal lands. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a warm-season perennial, is a viable bioenergy crop candidate because it produces high yields on marginal lands under low fertili ...