Switchgrass is a promising, high-yielding crop for California biofuel
Gabriel M. Pedroso, UC Davis
Christopher De Ben, UC Davis
Robert B. Hutmacher, UC Davis
Steve Orloff, UC Cooperative Extension
Dan Putnam, UC Davis
Johan Six, UC Davis
Chris van Kessel, UC Davis
Steven D. Wright, UC Cooperative Extension
Bruce A. Linquist, UC Davis
Originally published online only.
California Agriculture 65(3):168-173. DOI: 10.3733/ca.E.v065n03p168.
G.M. Pedroso is Ph.D. Student, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis. C. De Ben is Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis. R.B. Hutmacher is Director, West Side Research and Extension Center, UC Davis. S. Orloff is Cooperative Extension Advisor, ANR North Coast and Mountain Region; D. Putnam is Extension Specialist in Crop Ecology, UC Davis. J. Six is Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis. C. van Kessel is Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis. S. Wright is Cooperative Extension Advisor, ANR Central Valley Region; B.A. Linquist is Professional Researcher, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
The authors thank Chevron Technology Ventures and Ceres Inc. for funding and provision of seeds. We also thank staff of the Intermountain, West Side and Desert research and extension centers, whose assistance with field and laboratory work was essential: Craig Giannini, Ed Scott, James Jackson, Fred Stewart, Don Kirby, Francisco Maciel, Maria Carolina Andrea, Filipe Saad, Jose Carlos Gava Jr., Cristiano Jorge, Leonardo Bordin, Joao Schmidt Jr. and Daniel Pereira.