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Research Project: Growing Brassica Species for the Production of Biofuel on Poor Quality Soils

Location: Water Management Research

Project Number: 5302-13000-011-34
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 15, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2013

Objective:
Evaluate the yields of Brassica seed from plants grown under varied salinity levels in the westside of the San Joaquin Valley.

Approach:
The grower John will establish 40 and 20 acre Brassica field plots, respectively, on Red Rock Ranch at a total cost of $48,000 to support personnel costs and $12,000 to support direct costs related to the renting of the land. All plots will be initiated, maintained and harvested by the grower.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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