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- Keene, Travis, 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 ...
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- New forests 2018 v.49 no.5 pp. 599-611
- Castanea dentata; Castanea mollissima; backcrossing; blight; coal; forest canopy; forest stands; forest trees; forests; hybrids; land use; mined soils; mining; pH; parents; planting; sandstone; seedlings; seeds; vigor; Appalachian region; West Virginia
- ... Reclamation of surface mined sites to forests is a preferred post-mining land use option, but performance of planted trees on such sites is variable. American chestnut (Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.) is a threatened forest tree in the eastern USA that may become an important species option for mine reclamation. Chestnut restoration using backcross hybrids that incorporate blight resistance may ...