TITLE

Miscanthus gear plays catch-up

AUTHOR(S)
Collings, Andrew
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;3/14/2008, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the development of technology used for planting elephant grass or miscanthus. The government's aim of generating 10% of the nation's electricity from renewable energy sources by 2010 means continued interest in growing miscanthus. It can grow to more than 3.5 meters and produce a dry weight harvest yield of between 12 tons and 16 tons/hectare. Contractor Phil Benson uses an adapted feeder wagon to plant miscanthus rhizomes.
ACCESSION #
31786361

 

Related Articles

  • Ag industry must step up to meet increased demand. Smith, Ron // Southwest Farm Press;9/4/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 17, p8 

    The article reports on the need of the agricultural sector to increase yield in order to meet the challenge of accelerating worldwide demand for food and renewable energy in the U.S. According to Al Luke, vice president of sales at Bayer CropScience Coastal Region, the country's agriculture must...

  • Long-Term Miscanthus Yields Influenced by Location, Genotype, Row Distance, Fertilization and Harvest Season. Larsen, Søren; Jørgensen, Uffe; Kjeldsen, Jens; Lærke, Poul // BioEnergy Research;Jun2014, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p620 

    Long-term yield studies in perennial crops like miscanthus are important to determine mean annual energy yield and the farmer's economy. In two Danish field trials, annual yield of two miscanthus genotypes was followed over a 20-year period. The trials were established in 1993 on loamy sand in...

  • Filling A Tall Order. Collins, Sherry // Hay & Forage Grower (Penton Media, Inc.);Feb2004, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p12 

    Reports on miscanthus, a 12' perennial grass, which has reached new heights. Use of miscanthus as a biomass crop; Production of 20 tons of harvestable dry matter/acre/year; Quality of miscanthus as a clean, renewable, sustainable source of energy.

  • Appendix E. Renewable Energy.  // Monthly Energy Review;Jul2001, p173 

    Presents a summary of renewable energy data in the U.S. from 1973 to April 2001. Renewable energy consumption by source; Renewable energy consumption by the end-use sector; Consumption by the electric power section.

  • Rules and Regulations: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;7/11/2013, Vol. 78 Issue 133, p41698 

    The article presents a notice from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. on its final rules on renewable fuels, air quality, and fine particulate matter. It notes the agency's approval and promulgation of air quality implementation plans and redesignation of Indianapolis area to...

  • Produção de capim elefante e movimentação de cátions em função de gesso mineral. dos Santos, Renato L.; Freire, Fernando J.; de Azevedo, Vinícius M.; da Rocha, Alexandre T.; Tavares, José A. // Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental - Agriambi;Oct2013, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p1030 

    The use of gypsum in conte×t of e×changeable acidity in subsurface has provided the improvement of root environment, positive influence on crop yields. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of the mined gypsum from the Araripe region in increasing the...

  • A New Use for Grass.  // Taproot Journal;Spring/Summer2005, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p30 

    The article focuses on the claim of scientists that miscanthus, a decorative grass that grows in the U.S. and Europe, can be a form of energy production which is environmentally sustainable.

  • A New Use for Grass.  // Taproot Journal;Fall/Winter2005, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p30 

    The article reports on the possible use of miscanthus, a decorative grass growing in the U.S. and Europe, as an alternative energy source to reduce the growth of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Renewable Energy Incentives in the United States and Spain: Different Paths - Same Destination? Marata, Gerard; Ferrer, Olegario Soldevila; Dorrill, Jeff W.; Watkins, Erin Larkin // Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law (International Bar Ass;Nov2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p481 

    The finite nature of certain commonly used resources coupled with general concerns over the human footprint on the environment have led the world's governments to encourage the search for new and innovative ways to obtain power. Unfortunately, the renewable energy sector is capital intensive,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics