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Farm Progress Reports

Number

RFR-A16102

Farm

Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

Department

Agronomy

Abstract

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.

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