Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm
Research has consistently shown Miscanthus × giganteus is among the most productive biomass crop options for the Midwestern U.S. However, because this perennial grass is a sterile hybrid, clonal propagation is required to establish new fields, which is achieved by digging and replanting rhizomes. Despite this challenge, and because of recent advances in planting technology, M. × giganteus production is economically competitive as a renewable solid fuel.
Boersma, Nicholas; Tejera, Mauricio; and Heaton, Emily
"Long-Term Assessment of Miscanthus
Productivity and Sustainability,"
Farm Progress Reports: Vol. 2016
, Article 145.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmprogressreports/vol2016/iss1/145