Page Banner

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

2012 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop and evaluate new bioenergy cropping system strategies for the northeastern U.S.


1b.Approach (from AD-416):
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.


3.Progress Report:

The goal of the project was to develop and evaluate new bioenergy cropping system strategies for the northeastern U.S. Annual and perennial crops were established at the Penn State Hawbecker farm and other management practices were completed as appropriate during growing season including biomass harvest.


Last Modified: 7/22/2014
Footer Content Back to Top of Page