MSU BioEnergy Cropping Systems
Nov 30th, 2015

MSU BioEnergy Feedstock Cropping Systems


The MSU BioEnergy Cropping Systems research program is focused on bioenergy feedstock production issues pertinent to the Great Lakes Region.  Our program focuses on a wide range of crop production aspects including:  bio-energy crop production, utility and assessment of marginal lands for biofuel crop production;  management, landscape and soil effects on biofuel crop quality; development of an NIR calibration equation for quantifying ethanol yield from corn grain;  carbon cycling in complete biomass removal cropping systems;  tillage systems, weed control, rotational aspects, in-field plant arrangement, soil variability affects on yield, environmental aspects, and precision agriculture. 


BioEnergy 2013!




Kurt D. Thelen, Professor

Department of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences,


Great Lakes BioEnergy Research Center