How much stover to leave

Iowa Farmer Today (I should take out a subscription I’m quoting the publication so much at the moment) has a good piece looking at how much stover should be left on the fields after corn harvesting. Stover could be good source of cellulose for cellulosic ethanol in a couple of years time. But there are issues about the soil’s ability to maintain itself if significant amounts of organic material are removed each year.

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One Response to How much stover to leave

  1. David B. Benson 7 September, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    Off-topic, but I thought you might care to read

    “Africa Becoming a Biofuel Battleground”

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,576548,00.html

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