As an AHB Team Member I am looking forward to the upcoming 2017 harvests of demonstration sites. With three years of above ground growth from two-year old rootstock, the harvest volumes are truly at an operational scale. This will validate harvesting logistics and calculated volumes of differing varieties, providing yield information necessary for large scale development of poplar biofuel farms.
This project is supported by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).