Lesquerella: A Low-water Use Crop as a Source of Biofuel Performance Enhancement for the Western United States

This grant will help overcome the final hurdles to bringing lesquerella into agricultural production, and the goal of diversifying biofuel feedstocks for the arid/semi-arid regions of the southwestern United States. This work will give growers the necessary weed management strategies necessary for large scale production, data needed for herbicide registrations by the chemical industry, and information on interactions of irrigation and fertilization for best growth under the conditions of the arid/semi-arid Southwest. Finally, by performing the second year’s work on growers’ fields, the research team will generate actual production data from which realistic economic and life cycle analyses can be made.

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


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Principal Investigators:

    Ray, Dennis

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575543
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2015 9:31AM