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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Field Evaluation of Selected Bioenergy Crops under El Paso, TX Semi-Arid Field Conditions

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 6206-13610-007-24
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
Evaluate productivity of Switchgrass, Energy sorghum, Canola, Camelina, and Jatropha irrigated with saline water under El Paso, TX, semi-arid field conditions. A secondary objective is to gather crop parameters for ALMANAC model calibration/validation.

Approach:
Conduct field trials on Switchgrass, Energy sorghum, Canola, Camelina, and Jatropha at the El Paso Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, using saline water for irrigation. Gather crop parameters for the ALMANAC model calibration/validation for simulating biomass productivity with saline irrigation water under semi-arid conditions.

Last Modified: 8/19/2014
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