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Increasing biomass through double-cropping system

Dec. 7, 2010, Ames, Iowa – Trying to increase the amount of biomass available for ethanol production has led Iowa State University researchers to explore a double-cropping system that netted mixed results.


November 30, 1999
By Iowa State University

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Dec. 7, 2010, Ames, Iowa – Trying to increase the amount of biomass available for ethanol production has led Iowa State University researchers to explore a double-cropping system that netted mixed results.

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