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Herbaceous Biomass Production: Switchgrass as a Potential Biomass Crop in Mississippi

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Publication Number: P2874
Updated: July 23, 2018
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Traditional energy sources used in Mississippi include coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power. However, there is a growing interest in locally produced energy from renewable resources that can reduce dependence on energy from outside of Mississippi. Examples of renewable biomass crops include herbaceous species such as switchgrass, giant miscanthus, and energycane. These species have been widely studied because they can generate large amounts of biomass annually for potential conversion into various forms of energy.

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Native grasses, forages, grazing management, conservation crops, biofuel crops

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