Sustainable Cropping Systems for Harvesting Corn Stover for Biomass

The objectives of this research projects are: (1) Identify groundcover species compatible with corn grown for grain and biomass; (2) determine genetic characteristics of corn that enhance its potential to germinate and compete with perennial groundcovers; (3) develop management systems to minimize competition between corn and the groundcover, while maximizing soil carbon contribution, soil erosion protection, and nutrient cycling. Third quarter reports 60% completed: Variability in these clump-forming grass plots give the confidence that bare soil buffer regions around corn will have a significant effect on yield; project recorded days when the 2 harvest rows each plot had 50% of plants silking/shedding; and Weed composition and density data were collected at silking in all plots.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $727919.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Ames, IA  United States  50011
  • Principal Investigators:

    Moore, Ken

  • Start Date: 20070101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31343

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572228
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM