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Test planting of high-biomass sorghum a success

Sept. 19, 2012 - High-biomass sorghum, developed by Ceres Inc., was planted in the northeastern U.S. in July with Sweetwater Energy Inc. is being considered a success.

According to an article in Biomass Magazine, despite the problems associated with a new crop and poor weather conditions, the sorghum has been growing quite well and possesses many advantages over other crops.

“It’s an annual crop, which means that farmers can gain experience as growers without making a long-term commitment," said Chuck Kyle of Cato Analytics LLC at a field day fpor Western Farmers. "Sorghum can be planted and harvested with conventional equipment, and it doesn’t have to be planted early to produce a good crop.”

More than 400 acres of the high-biomass crop from Ceres was planted, as well as strip trials of other varieties, for the eventual use in a pilot research facility.

For more information, pelase see the complete article at Biomass Magazine.

September 19, 2012  By David Manly


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