Nebraska Cultivar Provides Promise
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Aug 21, 2014 02:47 PM CDT

BEAVER CROSSING, Neb. (DTN) -- When it comes to biomass production for bioenergy tons per acre will be king. On one particular switchgrass test plot in southwestern Seward County in Nebraska, it's not difficult to pick out a top-of-the-heap new variety of switchgrass bred to survive harsher winter conditions in the Cornhusker state.

Here in mid-August one particular tract stands nearly 7 feet high -- bushy thick. Chances are the plot will produce 7 to 8 tons per acre without irrigation -- ideal for biofuels production, only if biorefineries were available to take deliveries from farmers. There are just a ...

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