Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus reveals complex associations with yield

  title={Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus reveals complex associations with yield},
  author={Paul R. H. Robson and Kerrie Farrar and Alan P. Gay and Elaine F. Jensen and John C. Clifton-Brown and Iain S. Donnison},
  booktitle={Journal of experimental botany},
Energy crops can provide a sustainable source of power and fuels, and mitigate the negative effects of CO2 emissions associated with fossil fuel use. Miscanthus is a perennial C4 energy crop capable of producing large biomass yields whilst requiring low levels of input. Miscanthus is largely unimproved and therefore there could be significant opportunities to increase yield. Further increases in yield will improve the economics, energy balance, and carbon mitigation of the crop, as well as… CONTINUE READING
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