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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Switchgrass Cost of Production: Data from On-Farm Trials

Authors
item Perrin, Richard - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
item Vogel, Kenneth
item Schmer, Marty
item Mitchell, Robert

Submitted to: USDA-ARS Research Notes
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: March 30, 2008
Publication Date: March 30, 2008
Citation: Perrin, R.K., Vogel, K.P., Schmer, M.R., Mitchell, R. 2008. Switchgrass Cost of Production: Data from On-Farm Trials. Department of Agricultural Communications Report No. 184. Lincoln, NE. Available online at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ageconfacpub/37/ (ARIS #224597; published 3/30/08).

Interpretive Summary: Switchgrass is considered a potential commercial biomass feedstock but field scale production and production cost data have been limited. The costs of production incurred on ten commercial-sized fields in the northern Great Plains, between 2000 and 2005 have been reported in the following journal paper: Perrin, R.K., K.P. Vogel, M.R. Schmer, R.B. Mitchell. 2008. Farm-scale production cost of switchgrass for biomass. BioEnergy Research (Published on line March 4, 2008 at http://www.springerlink.com/content/f85977006m871205/ . This report provides the detailed information that was used to conduct the economics analyses. The information is being provided for use in other economic and feedstock availability analyses. It will be available in print or online at DigitalCommons@UNL: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ag_com/.

Technical Abstract: Switchgrass is considered a potential commercial biomass feedstock but field scale production and production cost data have been limited. The costs of production incurred on ten commercial-sized fields in the northern Great Plains, between 2000 and 2005 have been reported in the following journal paper: Perrin, R.K., K.P. Vogel, M.R. Schmer, R.B. Mitchell. 2008. Farm-scale production cost of switchgrass for biomass. BioEnergy Research (Published on line March 4, 2008 at http://www.springerlink.com/content/f85977006m871205/ . This report provides the detailed information that was used to conduct the economics analyses. The information is being provided for use in other economic and feedstock availability analyses. It will be available in print or online at DigitalCommons@UNL: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ag_com/.

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