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Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF BIOMASS CROPPING MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE HARVESTING OF ENERGY PRODUCTION FEEDSTOCKS

Location: Soil Management Research

Project Number: 3645-11610-001-02
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 22, 2008
End Date: Jun 22, 2013

Objective:
To provide biomass suppliers with accurate guidelines for management of biomass removal and maintenance of soil quality.

Approach:
Develop regionally applicable biomass feedstock harvest guidelines based on empirical and model analysis utilizing and enhancing available models; validate guidelines and recommendations through on-farm research trials; conduct regional sustainable biomass harvest round-table sessions with producers; characterize biomass feedstock and ash; assess impact of ash on plant growth and soil properties.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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