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Biograss harvest

Posted by Russel Higgins -

Dave Lindgren battles the wind as he chops 2011's growth of Miscanthus and Switchgrass in preparation for the 2012 growing season. Yield for the two grasses is northern Illinois have been measured at 9 and 2 1/2 tons per acre. Unlike the NIARC; several University of Illinois research centers managed to plant an early early corn planting (like many farmers in northern Illinois, we don't have our seed!). The corn planted on March 16th in Champaign had emerged by March 23rd.

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