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Poplar Grower’s Guide

When a poplar-based renewable fuel and chemical industries develops it will require a critical mass of poplar growers to supply feedstock for the new industry. To aid current and future growers, Washington State University Extension produced a comprehensive guide to growing poplar as a bioenergy feedstock. Titled, A Grower’s Guide to Short-Rotation Hybrid Poplar as a Bioenergy Crop in the Pacific Northwest, the book covers topics including:

  • Site selection criteria
  • Plantation design
  • Planting activities
  • Weed, insect, pest, and disease control
  • Water and nutrient management
  • Harvesting logistics
  • Production economics

The Grower’s Guide is in its final publishing stage. When it is available you will find a link to the publication here. You can also look for the Grower’s Guide online at the WSU Extension Publication store.