Expanding Production Area and Alternative Energy Crop Market of Proso Millet for Water Deficient Lands

Expected project outcomes are as follows: (1) Increased production of low water use proso millet as a bioenergy grain crop in non-traditional production areas. With its low water use requirements, proso millet could become the preferred grain crop in limited moisture areas, such as water depleted conservation reserve program (CRP) lands, without disrupting the feed grain markets. (2) Ethanol plants utilizing proso millet as a feedstock will expand the market for proso millet without consumer concern about rising food cost associated with ethanol production from corn.

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


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $62421.00
  • 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:

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins

    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80523
  • Principal Investigators:

    Larson, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31380

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572204
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:00AM