Establishing and Managing Switchgrass as an Energy Crop
D. J. Parrish, J. H. Fike, D. I. Bransby, and R. Samson
When it was first adopted as a crop, switchgrass was evaluated and improved for forage uses; but it has more recently been extensively studied as an energy crop, where its biomass might be used as feedstock for bioenergy. If its biology is properly taken into consideration, switchgrass can offer great potential as an energy crop. This review focuses on how switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) might best be managed for that purpose.
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