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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF NEW BIOENERGY CROPPING SYSTEM STRATEGIES FOR THE NORTHEASTERN U.S.

Location: Pasture Systems & Watershed Management Research

Project Number: 1902-21000-007-05
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 01, 2008
End Date: Aug 31, 2012

Objective:
Develop and evaluate new bioenergy cropping system strategies for the northeastern U.S.

Approach:
We will establish bioenergy cropping system trials to evaluate their productivity and environmental impacts. Systems will include perennial and annual cropping systems, cover crops to improve soil carbon, and mixed perennial and legume systems to evaluate their productivity and potential to reduce inputs. Research will be conducted over a range of landscape scales from plot and field scale to on-farm research.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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