Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Agronomy

First Advisor

Ken J. Moore

Abstract

The objective of this project was to investigate management practices for sweet sorghum as a bioenergy crop in Iowa and its storability as an ensiled product. A management study was conducted to evaluate the effects of planting date, seeding rate, row width, and nitrogen fertility on the growth, biomass yield, and chemical composition of sweet sorghum. In addition, a silage study was conducted to determine chemical composition and fermentation potential of pressed sweet sorghum residue as well as the effects of enzymatic pretreatments.

Copyright Owner

Todd Joseph Cogdill

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-29

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

105 pages

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