TITLE

Bioenergy sorghum offers versatility

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Ron
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Southwest Farm Press;2/17/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the flexibility of bioenergy sorghum for rotation and end uses for crop farmers in the U.S. Biomass sorghum is an annual crop which offers versatility to farmers by being able to go into and out of production as markets and farms needs change. According to Jason Wight of Texas AgriLife Research, sorghum provides an efficient biomass option since it is tolerant to stress factors including drought and can go dormant and wait for rainfall.
ACCESSION #
59151108

 

Related Articles

  • Sorghum, perennial grasses under study as potential bioenergy crops at A&M. Smith, Ron // Southwest Farm Press;12/3/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 23, p1 

    The article reports on a study regarding the potentiality of sorghum varieties for bioenergy production conducted by researchers of Texas AgriLife Research in Texas. It notes the efforts of researchers in looking for sorghum types that are capable of producing biomass. Bill Rooney notes the...

  • Researchers test sweet sorghums for ethanol. Ledbetter, Kay // Southwest Farm Press;10/21/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 20, p18 

    The article discusses the research on determining which sweet sorghum produces the most ethanol conducted by the Texas AgriLife Research to address the continuing demand for cleaner burning fuels.

  • AgriLife Research study shows temperatures may change disease resistance in wheat. Ledbetter, Kay // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;2/28/2012, p1 

    The article discusses a study by Texas AgriLife Research which shows that wheat streak mosaic resistance bred into several wheat varieties may be negated by planting wheat early and using it for winter forage for cattle and grain. There has been a problem with wheat genetic resistance breaking...

  • Control of flowering ups energy output. Phillips, Kathleen // Nebraska Farmer;Jan2012, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p21 

    The article focuses on the research made by Texas AgriLife Research regarding the flowering of Sorghum, a native grass from Africa. It states that sorghum's incapability to produce flower may help biomass energy industries. It mentions how the researchers use genetic mapping technique to...

  • Agritife Research study aimed at reducing drought-stress losses to wheat. Ledbetter, Kay // Southwest Farm Press;1/5/2012, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p25 

    The article reports on the plan of Texas AgriLife Research to build a team which will study the drought tolerance of wheat in the Texas Panhandle.

  • Steers Enjoy Algae Biofuel Byproduct.  // Beef Expert Blog;5/29/2012, p12 

    The article discusses the study conducted by Texas AgriLife Research animal nutrition scientist Tryon Wickersham and graduate student Merritt Drewery which found that algae biofuel byproduct can be used as feed for steers.

  • Research shows acai berry may be beneficial to human body.  // Breckenridge American;10/25/2008, p12 

    The article reports on the findings of a team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists regarding the benefits of acai berry to people. Their research proved the acai berry's ability to be absorbed in the human body when consumed as juice and pulp. Its absorption is beneficial to the human body as...

  • Dr. Jane Dever named to National Genetic Resources Advisory Council. Byrns, Steve // Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/18/2012, p2 

    The article announces the appointment of Doctor Jane Denver, a cotton geneticist at Texas AgriLife Research, to a two-year term on the U.S. National Genetic Resources Advisory Council.

  • New wheat variety for High Plains released. Ledbetter, Kay // Southwest Farm Press;1/13/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p18 

    The article reports on the release of the new wheat, TAM 113, as one of the Texas AgriLife Research's wheat varieties in Texas.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics