See more from this Session: Bioenergy Systems Community: II
Monday, October 17, 2011
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Hall C, Street Level
Manipulation of agronomic management practices can affect changes in biomass composition of sorghum, and in turn affect its value as a biofuel feedstock. Forage and sweet sorghum varieties were seeded at increasing rates from 90,000 to 200,000 seeds per hectare and managed under multiple-cut and single-cut systems. Biomass yields were measured and energy components estimated with near infrared reflectance spectrometry (NIR). A summary of biomass yield and quality data collected over a two-year period from multiple locations across Texas are presented.