Investigation of Agronomic Potential of Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) as an Alternative Biofuel and Biomass Crop for Turkey

S. Soylu, B. Sade, Öğ , F. Akinerdem, Babaoğ , R. Ada, T. Eryilmaz, O. Öztürk & Oğ
This study was conducted during 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons to determine production potential of switchgrass crop (Panicum virgatum L) in Turkey in which this species has not been cultivated before. Nine cultivars of switchgrass were namely; Blackwell, Shawnee, Kanlow, Carthage, Forestburg, Cave in Rock, Shelter, Alamo and Dacotah were tested. The second and third year performances of cultivars were taken into account considering the crop is a perennial. Shoot weights, plant heights, green mass...