MSU BioEnergy Feedstock Cropping Systems
The MSU BioEnergy Cropping Systems research program is focused on bioenergy feedstock production issues pertinent to the Great Lakes Region. Our program focuses on a wide range of crop production aspects including: bio-energy crop production, utility and assessment of marginal lands for biofuel crop production; management, landscape and soil effects on biofuel crop quality; development of an NIR calibration equation for quantifying ethanol yield from corn grain; carbon cycling in complete biomass removal cropping systems; tillage systems, weed control, rotational aspects, in-field plant arrangement, soil variability affects on yield, environmental aspects, and precision agriculture.
Kurt D. Thelen, Professor
Department of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences, and
Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center