THE SUPPLY OF CORN STOVER IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES. Richard G. Nelson 1 , Marie E. Walsh 2 , and John Sheehan 3 1 Kansas State University 2 University of Tennessee 3 National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Background. U.S. heavily dependent upon fossil fuels
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THE SUPPLY OF CORN STOVER IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES
Richard G. Nelson1,
Marie E. Walsh2, and
1Kansas State University
2University of Tennessee
3National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Residue Required for Erosion Control is a Function of:
1.Type of Erosion (wind/rain)
2.Field operations (tillage scenarios, maintenance, etc.)
4.Climate (rainfall, temperature, retained moisture)
5.Physical field characteristics (% slope, soil erodibility)
6.Crop and cropping rotation
7.Tolerable Soil Loss, T
removable quantities by tillage type * total corn acres * percent of corn acres in each tillage type
CT is conventional tillage; MT is mulch till/reduced till; NT is no-till.
Source: Nelson 2004.
baling, picking up, and transport to field edge
Corn Stover Collection Costs
Corn Stover Collection Costs ($/dt)
Corn Stover Quantity (dt/ac)
Source: Walsh 2004. Unpublished Analysis