Collins Kimbeng, Attaway, Denise, Marceaux, Jennifer S., Gravois, Kenneth, Ensley, Carlen, Viator, Sonny | 12/23/2011 1:46:02 AM
Tasks involved in this area of the SUBI project concentrate on the expansion of energycane beyond traditional boundaries. Researchers are studying cultural practices that improve cold tolerance of energycane varieties, fertility management for northern locations, harvest time effects on feedstock quality and planting method impacts on energycane yields.
Researchers also are evaluating sweet sorghum hybrids to assess their potential for producing sweet sorghum feedstock from early summer to the first frost. The researchers also are looking at interaction effects of tillage on sweet sorghum plant population, biomass, maturity and sugar quality using low inputs in addition to monitoring fields for crop diseases, determining carbon sequestration and assessing lifecycles.
This research is being conducted by an experienced group of crop specialists with extensive knowledge of energycane and sweet sorghum production. Click on, or press, the buttons below for information about this research.