Common-Site Yield Studies. Bryce Stokes Senior Advisor DOE Golden Field Office. Goal of Presentation: Provide background and preliminary description of the concept Initiate discussion among the teams
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DOE Golden Field Office
Land – larger area: up to 20 ac per crop currently
Logistics – “gaggle” of PI’s, equipment, cultural practices, etc.
Experimental design – trees/crops mixed
Research issues – site control, data access, publications, etc
No additional Funds in FY10 or FY11?
Add smaller side plots to current sites
New small, test plot design
Potential in future large-scale studies
Similar cultural practices to build on
Use variety of research mgt models – multiple PIs or single PI with protocols
Extend current resources
Garner support and new partnersBarriers and Opportunities
Figure 1. Generalized map of potential rainfed feedstock crops in the conterminous US based on field plots and soil, prevailing temperature, and rainfall patterns [updated from Wright. 1994. Biomass and Bioenergy 6:191–209]