Economics of switchgrass


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Many farmers in Tennessee have more than a passing interest in the development of cellulosic ethanol. A sizable group of farmers on both ends of the state have been involved in growing switchgrass, both as a feedstock for electrical generating plants and for ethanol production. University of Tennessee researchers have also been looking at different aspects of the crop, including the economics of growing it. The University of Tennessee’s James Larson discussed the research at the Milan No-Till Field Day.

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