Switchgrass Demonstration Project

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Develop a pilot study that establishes up to 120 acres of cropland in switchgrass and 20 acres on a TN Experiment Station Farm. This subtask would assess production of switchgrass within the state of Tennessee under a variety of conditions and topography through on-farm production totaling 120 acres. Farms would be selected to participate through a bid process. Costs of establishment and maintenance of the switchgrass would be covered. In addition, allowances would be made for covering land rent and providing a yield incentive. An information and education program would be provided to producers prior to the bid process to ... continued below

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Ugarte, Burton C. English and Daniel De La Torre April 5, 2012.

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Develop a pilot study that establishes up to 120 acres of cropland in switchgrass and 20 acres on a TN Experiment Station Farm. This subtask would assess production of switchgrass within the state of Tennessee under a variety of conditions and topography through on-farm production totaling 120 acres. Farms would be selected to participate through a bid process. Costs of establishment and maintenance of the switchgrass would be covered. In addition, allowances would be made for covering land rent and providing a yield incentive. An information and education program would be provided to producers prior to the bid process to assist producers in their bid decision. Agronomic, logistic, energy conversion and farming system issues associated with commercialization of a biomass energy industry are evaluated. Information on the opportunities for producing switchgrass as an energy feedstock are extended

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  • Report No.: GO14219
  • Grant Number: FG36-04GO14219
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1037880
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc829554

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  • April 5, 2012

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Ugarte, Burton C. English and Daniel De La Torre. Switchgrass Demonstration Project, report, April 5, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829554/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.