101 Love Fieldhouse
Our research program is part of a multi-disciplinary (plant breeding, plant pathology, seed science, soil and crop science, agricultural economics, agricultural education, weed science, plant biology, biological and environmental engineering) renewable energy research effort focused on the production of perennial grasses for use as bioenergy feedstock for conversion to liquid fuels, gases and combustible products.
A broad range of extension outreach activities are being used to disseminate valuable information on perennial grass production for dedicated use as bioenergy feedstocks in New York State (NYS). These include a project web site, county extension newsletters, fact sheets, extension training sessions, field days, news releases, and TV interviews. The project has established field trials on active producer farms and on sites owned by educational institutions (SUNY - Morrisville, SUNY - Cobleskill, Belleville-Henderson Central School District, Greenwich Central School District, Verone-Verona-Sherrill High School and the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute.