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Tall wheatgrass

When we started looking for new energy crops we never imagined that emissions and energy balances had to be so important for sustainability. Elytrigia elongata is orginal from Eurasia and was brought to United States and Argentina many decades ago. Its low digestibility and high drought and low pH tolerance encouragedus to investigate. Now in Spain, the crop has been evaluated as one of the best promises as raw material for electricity in marginal areas.
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tall wheatgrass established in saline areas in Argentina.

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Thinopyrum intermedium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Field of ripening intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) at The Land Institute's research farm in Salina, Kansas.

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Producing bales with extremely low cost from this perennial hardy grass has been demonstrated with large viability in several countries.

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Tim started planting tall wheatgrass in 1985. The valley flats were undulating with areas of ryegrass and barley grass saltpans. He thought its only a matter of time before the whole area would be covered with barley grass and decided to do something about it while he still could. Tall wheatgrass uses moisture from the soil profile over summer and provide winter feed. When producing for biobased industries, energy grasses give marginal but profitable results in low productive areas.

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Tim Heffernan sows tall wheatgrass over the whole paddock and then broadcasts saltbush and Acacia saligna, allowing them to find their own niche.

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For many years, it created little interest because it is coarse, not particularly drought tolerant and slow to establish. However, it has demonstrated its ability to thrive in subirrigated, saline soil where foxtail barley is usually the dominant grass. Tall wheatgrass is the latest-maturing grass adapted to the continental climate areas of the west and also one of the most productive.

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Also called Agropyron-elongatum, Tall wheatgrasses provide an excellent source of biomass to be consider for the pulp industry.

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tall wheatgrass as energy crop has been extensively demonstrated in northern Europe. We help companies establishing biomass projects.

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Slender wheatgrass in early summer.

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