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Short-rotation willow productivity and nutrient dynamics after three years of irrigation and fertilization
Purpose-grown shrub willow (Salix spp.) represents a viable bioenergy feedstock; however, there needs to be sufficient biomass production to support the economic viability of these plantations. The objective of this ...
The effect of irrigation and fertilization on willow productivity
Purpose-grown shrub willow (Salix spp.) represents a viable bioenergy feedstock, especially if these plantations can be successfully grown on unproductive land that is marginal for annual crop production. The objective of ...
Examining the nutrient dynamics of willow biomass energy plantations
Natural Resources Canada, along with a number of Canadian provinces, considers bioenergy to be a legitimate and sustainable source of energy that will constitute a significant portion of future energy production. Shrub ...
Lessons from a soil fertility laboratory
A growth chamber experiment was established to demonstrate several basic principles of soil fertility to undergraduate students. Barley and field pea were grown in pots to demonstrate the effects of erosion and crop rotation ...