FIELD EVALUATION OF SELECTED BIOENERGY CROPS UNDER EL PASO, TX SEMI-ARID FIELD CONDITIONS
Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory
Project Number: 6206-13610-007-24
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 01, 2012
End Date: Mar 31, 2013
Evaluate productivity of Switchgrass, Energy sorghum, Canola, Camelina, and Jatropha irrigated with saline water under El Paso, TX, semi-arid field conditions. A secondary objective is to gather crop parameters for ALMANAC model calibration/validation.
Conduct field trials on Switchgrass, Energy sorghum, Canola, Camelina, and Jatropha at the El Paso Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, using saline water for irrigation. Gather crop parameters for the ALMANAC model calibration/validation for simulating biomass productivity with saline irrigation water under semi-arid conditions.