653 Symposium--Challenges to Transforming Forage Germplasm into Bioenergy Crops

Oral Session
C06 Forage and Grazinglands
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 7:55 AM-11:40 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 381A

Kenneth Vogel
7:55 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:00 AM
Perennial Grasses for Bioenergy: Not Only Switchgrass!.
Michael Casler, USDA-ARS; Kenneth Vogel, USDA-ARS; Arvid Boe, South Dakota State Univ.; William Anderson, USDA-ARS, CBGRU; Steve Larson, USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory; John Clifton-Brown, IGER
8:30 AM
Sorghum for Bioenergy.
Jeffrey Pedersen, USDA-ARS; William Rooney, Texas A&M University; Scott Sattler, USDA-ARS
9:00 AM
Outlook and Challenges of Breeding Corn for Lignocellulosic Biofeedstock Production.
Natalia De Leon, University of Wisconsin-Madison; James Coors, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Improving Sugarcane as a Bioenergy Crop in the U.S.
Thomas Tew, USDA-ARS; Anna Hale, USDA-ARS; Sarah Lingle, USDA-ARS; Robert Cobill, USDA-ARS
10:15 AM
Alfalfa: Bioenergy and More.
JoAnn Lamb, USDA-ARS; Hans-Joachim Jung, USDA-ARS; Michael Russelle, USDA-ARS
10:45 AM
Bioenergy from Forage Crops--The European Perspective.
Antje Herrmann, Christian-Albrechts Univ.
11:15 AM
Panel Discussion
11:40 AM