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Switchgrass

A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy

by Andrea Monti

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Springer London in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Renewable and Green Energy,
  • Engineering,
  • Renewable energy sources,
  • Agriculture,
  • Sustainable development

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Andrea Monti
    SeriesGreen Energy and Technology
    ContributionsSpringerLink (Online service)
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27090379M
    ISBN 109781447129035

    Switchgrass is a ft., rhizomatous, loose sod former with a large, open, finely textured, reddish-purple seedhead. Fall color is pale yellow. Bright green leaves occur up and down the stem, turning bright yellow in fall. Switchgrass is a perennial. Grows in large clumps, with many persistent, curly leaves.   Switchgrass has gained and early lead in the race to find a biomass feedstock for energy production (and for the almost requisite need for bio-based products from such feedstocks). Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a comprehensive guide to the biology, physiology, breeding, culture and conversion of switchgrass as well as Brand: Springer London.

    Step by step instructions on how to plant your wildflower seeds. Find mixtures for your region, or for special uses such as dry areas, partial shade, attracting animals, low growing, and more. Over 75 choices that will bloom in the second year and for years to come. Over choices for fast color, such as poppies, cosmos, sunflowers, zinnia 2/5(2). Recently, switchgrass has attracted attention as a potential bioenergy crop. High yields of biomass with relatively few inputs make switchgrass a favorable choice for bioenergy production. In contrast, the use of switchgrass in pastures and hayfields in Georgia is limited because other introduced species (e.g., bermudagrass, bahiagrass, tall fescue, etc.) are more easily managed for high.

      Switchgrass: A Valuable Biomass Crop for Energy provides a comprehensive guide to the biology, physiology, breeding, culture and conversion of switchgrass as well as highlighting various environmental, economic and social benefits. This book aims at capitalizing and transmitting know-how about the design of Augmented Environments (AE) Pages: ALAMO Alamo Switchgrass The Ultimate Biomass Crop - has produced as much as 15 Tons/Acre. Alamo Switchgrass is the leader of renewable cellulosic and biomass production. Alamo switchgrass is a selection released in by the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Texas in cooperation with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. Alamo came from a collection originally made from a native.


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Switchgrass by Andrea Monti Download PDF EPUB FB2

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental /5().

Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail, Dorrance, Kansas. 2, likes 19 talking about this 24 were here. Located in the rough breaks of the Saline River Valley of central Kansas in Wilson St Park.5/5(14). Switchgrass Books, DeKalb, Illinois.

likes. Switchgrass Books, a former imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, published literary fiction with ties to the Midwest. It is closed to Followers: Switchgrass is a warm-season perennial bunchgrass native to much of the United States.

It’s one of the dominant species of the tallgrass prairie, and can grow up to six feet tall. Valuable as livestock forage, wildlife habitat, erosion control and biofuel source/5(17). On suitable soils, switchgrass is climatically adapted throughout the most of the United States. Moderately deep to deep, somewhat dry to poorly drained, sandy to clay loam soils are best.

It does poorly on heavy soils. In the East, it performs well on shallow and droughty soil. Switchgrass is distributed throughout the majority ofFile Size: 66KB. switchgrass to a height of 4 inches in May or 6 inches in June or July.

Grazing is generally not recommended the first year, but a vigorous stand can be grazed late in the year if grazing periods are short with at least 30 days of rest provided between grazings.

Switchgrass is the earliest maturing of the. Switchgrass pasture needs careful management and must be grazed before seedstalks develop. Switchgrass quality is high and its palatability is good when young. Yearlings often gain to 2 lbs per day during this time. After seedheads emerge, though, nutrient levels decline rapidly and animals refuse to eat much of it.

Switchgrass Books, an imprint of Northern Illinois University Press, is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction.

With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass will be the premier. The demand for renewable energies from biomass is growing steadily as policies are enacted to encourage such development and as industry increasingly sees an opportunity to develop bio-energy enterprises.

Recent policy changes in the EU, USA and other countries are spurring interest in the. Switchgrass, scientifically named Panicum virgatum, is a common addition to the diet of cattle, but it contains several different sapogenins that are photo and hepatotoxic for horses, sheep, and goats.

Weed competition is a major reason for switchgrass stand failure [6, 10, 12]. The successful establishment and harvestable yield of a switchgrass stand can be delayed by one or more years because of competition from weeds [10].

Failure to obtain a fully successful switchgrass stand during the year of planting can limit biomass yield in post-Cited by: Switchgrass, Panicum virgatum, is the most productive and commonly talked about native, warm season grass being considered as a feedstock for alternative fuels and sustainable are a number of studies claiming significant energy returns using Switchgrass as a solid fuel in the form of switchgrass pellets or as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol.

switchgrass produces roots up to 10 feet deep and grows up to 10 feet tall. In western Kansas, irrigated switchgrass grows up to 7 feet tall. These characteris - tics make it ideal as a grass filter strip for controlling water and nutrient runoff and soil erosion.

Growth Characteristics When grown from seed, switchgrass is slow toFile Size: KB. *Don't forget to check out my trilogy of Advanced Whitetail Habitat and Hunting Books. Why and Where For Switchgrass Deer Bedding: Let's face it, enough early successional growth to successfully hide deer during the daytime, can take years to develop in the best case scenarios, and a few decades in the worst.

Plant Characteristics. Duration: Perennial Stem Texture: Hairless/Smooth Growth Habit: Bunch grass, Grasses Season: Warm Distribution: 01 - Pineywoods, 02 - Gulf Prairies and Marshes, 03 - Post Oak Savannah, 04 - Blackland Prairies, 05 - Cross Timbers and Prairies, 06 - South Texas Plains, 07 - Edwards Plateau, 08 - Rolling Plains, 09 - High Plains, 10 - Trans-Pecos.

Switchgrass seedlings can be difficult to distinguish from annual grass weeds. A key feature of switchgrass plants is the white patch of straight hair at the point where the leaf (topside) attaches to the stem (Figure 2).

Another means of identifying switchgrass during its. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she takes us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise.

She is a great teacher, and her words are a hymn of love to the world.” Elizabeth Gilbert “Robin Wall Kimmerer has written an extraordinary book, showing how the factual, objective. Switchgrass. Mount Vernon Missouri South Location Perry, Illinois Central Location Cedar Falls, Iowa North Location Best Varieties Biomass Yields range, tons/acre: Alamo Kanlow.

None Kanlow Better Varieties Biomass Yield range, tons/acre None: None Blackwell Shelter. Carthage: Good Varieties Biomass. Yield range, tons/acre. Planting Method Switchgrass can be successfully established using several seeding practices.

There are few definitive comparisons on whether a seedbed prepared using clean tillage or some form of minimum tillage is the better method for establishing switchgrass.

If either method is used properly, they both should result in similar establishment. Switchgrass is an attractive biofuel feedstock because it can grow on marginal lands of little agricultural value. It also requires less chemical fertilizer than corn, the dominant source of.

Switchgrass is a perennial plant native to the tallgrass prairies of the United States. Its native range covers most of the continental U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains and extends into Mexico and Canada.

Switchgrass has been identified by the U.S. Department of Energy as a leading dedicated energy cropFile Size: 1MB. Collaborating with a community of switchgrass researchers, Juenger’s team developed switchgrass hybrids, more than of which were then clonally propagated and sent to 10 field sites in multiple states, representing 17 degrees of latitude within the country.Odilia Galván Rodríguez is Switchgrass Review Associate Editor, and a poet, writer, editor, activist, and publisher.

She is the author of seven volumes of poetry. Her latest book, from FlowerSong Books is The Color of Light ~ Poems to the Mexica and Orisha Energies,