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Switchgrass as a Dual-Purpose Grazing and Bioenergy Crop

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set U.S. renewable fuel standards requiring the production of 16 billion gallons of ethanol from cellulosic biomass feedstocks by 2022. Switchgrass...
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Switchgrass Establishment

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), is a native, warm-season (C4) perennial grass that can be found growing over the eastern two-thirds of the United States, Central America and southern Canada....
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Partners in Success

Collaborations are moving scientific and agricultural research to the farmer's doorstep and the world.
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An Orchid by Any Other Name

Kelly Craven, Ph.D., investigates a fungus that lives symbiotically within orchids as a catalyst to boost agricultural production.
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April 16 to April 22: Learning and Teaching

By definition, a researcher is one who dedicates their career to learning, exploring, asking questions and finding answers. At the Noble Research Institute, these life-long learners also enjoy...
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Scientists study plant-microbe interactions in switchgrass

How do you grow healthier, hardier plants for livestock and people? One answer may lie in the relationship between naturally occurring, beneficial microbes and prairie grass commonly seen in the Great Plains.
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Establishing Switchgrass for Grazing and Energy

A research project has been designed to examine the economic feasibility of utilizing switchgrass in a dual-purpose production system that allows for 1) springtime grazing by stocker cattle and 2) fall biomass production that can be harvested and delivered to a biorefinery that will convert it into ethanol.
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  • 2010
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Switchgrass Yield and Quality Trials

In 2008 and 2009, we recorded production and quality data from Alamo switchgrass grown on a slaughterville fine sandy loam soil near Burneyville, Okla.
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  • 2010
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Nutrient Requirements for Switchgrass Production

Due to its high yield potential and adaptability to marginal lands, switchgrass has received considerable press for its potential to contribute to the growing cellulosic ethanol industry.
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Soil Nutrient Mining and Switchgrass Management

Over the past several years, U.S. national bioenergy policy has provided incentives for the development of large-scale production of bioenergy products produced from cellulosic biomass crops, such as switchgrass.