Costs of Producing Switchgrass for Biomass in Southern Iowa*

  • Michael D. Duffy, Virginie Y. Nanhou
  • Published 2002

Abstract

Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L., Poaceae) is a perennial warm-season grass native to Iowa, grown for decades on marginal lands not well suited for conventional row crops. It is now being recognized as a potential energy source and alternative cash crop for Iowans. The Chariton Valley Biomass Project is Iowa’s first major switchgrass demonstration project… (More)

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