Assessment of Energy Crops to Improve Water Quality

According to the Chesapeake Bay Model, planting biomass crops like switchgrass and winter crops like winter rye and winter oilseeds can reduce nutrient pollution.
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Recorded: July 27, 2016 3:15 PM

This research documents the water quality benefits of certain biomass crops and the associated non-market valuation of these water quality benefits. It provides results from an evaluation of farmers' willingness to supply bioenergy crops along with the use of economic theory to evaluate factors influencing decision-makers' choices to plant energy crops.

Time Log:

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 3:13 - Bioenergy crop basics
  • 6:50 - Nitrogen reduction ability of bioenergy crops
  • 7:22 - Challenges to the use of bioenergy crops
  • 9:18 - Opportunities and solutions
  • 13:08 - Survey questions and results
  • 17:06 - Economic analysis
  • 26:50 - Future work
  • 27:20 - Question/answer session begins
  • 33:21 - Webinar ends


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