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Controlled pollination of willow

Applying pollen to a female willow catkin in a controlled pollination to breed for improved bioenergy willow
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Larry Smart, Cornell University
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Shrub Willow Canopy

Early budbreak of shrub willow allows it to be close to full canopy cover when corn has not been even planted, capturing more radiation and water for growth, and likely preventing excess runoff in spring. Picture taken at Rockview in 4 April 2017.
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Armen Kemanian
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Miscanthus harvest

Respirable dust is one safety consideration during biomass harvest
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Doug Schaufler, Penn State
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Miscanthus 2 Years Old

Field of Miscanthus giganteus at the end of its second season of growth. Ashtabula County, OH
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Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State Extension
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Miscanthus 1 Year Old

Closeup of Miscanthus giganteus plant after first year of growth. Ashtabula County, OH
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Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State Extension
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Switchgrass Harvest

Fall harvest of Switchgrass in Crawford County PA using disc mower
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Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State Extension
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Wood Chips on Conveyor Belt

Biomass fuel feed system at West Branch School District, Morrisdale PA
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Daniel Ciolkosz, Penn State Extension
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Miscanthus Harvest in Central Pennsylvania

Miscanthus harvest on farm in Central Pennsylvania
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Marvin H. Hall
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Willow trial on reclaimed strip mine land

Screening scrub willow on reclaimed strip mine land.
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Marvin H. Hall
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Protecting switchgrass tansplants from frost

Freshly planted switchgrass seedlings were threatened by a late season frost, so we covered nearly and acre of plants with plastic.
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Marvin H. Hall
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