Variation in Straw Yield among Commercial Winter Wheat Cultivars Forms a Biomass Resource

S.U. Larsen & S. Bruun
Straw is a by-product from cereal production, which can potentially be used for bioenergy. In this study we investigated the variation in straw and grain yield among commercially grown winter wheat cultivars. In 2008 and 2009, straw and grain yields were measured in 10 cultivars in either two or three locations. Six of the cultivars were included in both 2008 and 2009. In both years, straw yield varied significantly among cultivars, ranging from 2.6 to...