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  • The first decade: Team reports on U.S. trials of bioenergy grasses

    Researchers grew Miscanthus x giganteus (the taller grass) and switchgrass in side-by-side field trials in seven locations in Illinois.

    Researchers grew Miscanthus x giganteus (the taller grass) and switchgrass in side-by-side field trials in seven locations in Illinois.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Researchers grew Miscanthus x giganteus (the taller grass) and switchgrass in side-by-side field trials in seven locations in Illinois.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Plant biology and Institute for Genomic Biology professor Stephen Long and his colleagues measured long-term yields of Miscanthus and switchgrass grown on prime cropland and on marginal soils in Illinois.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Stephen Long, call 217-244-0881; email slong@illinois.edu. The GCB: Bioenergy paper, “Yields of Miscanthus x giganteus and Panicum virgatum Decline With Stand Age in the Midwestern USA,” and the Bioenergy Research paper, “Nitrogen Fertilization Does Significantly Increase Yields of Stands of Miscanthus x giganteus and Panicum virgatum in Multi-Year Trials in Illinois,” are available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.