Modeled Impacts of Cover Crops and Vegetative Barriers on Corn Stover Availability and Soil Quality

@article{Bonner2014ModeledIO,
  title={Modeled Impacts of Cover Crops and Vegetative Barriers on Corn Stover Availability and Soil Quality},
  author={Ian J. Bonner and David Muth and Joshua B. Koch and Douglas L. Karlen},
  journal={BioEnergy Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={576-589}
}
Environmentally benign, economically viable, and socially acceptable agronomic strategies are needed to launch a sustainable lignocellulosic biofuel industry. Our objective was to demonstrate a landscape planning process that can ensure adequate supplies of corn (Zea mays L.) stover feedstock while protecting and improving soil quality. The Landscape Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) was used to develop land use strategies that were then scaled up for five U.S. Corn Belt states… CONTINUE READING