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New grass hybrid could help reduce the likelihood of flooding

A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding. The...

Miscanthus has a fighting chance against weeds

University of Illinois research reports that several herbicides used on corn also have good selectivity to Miscanthus x giganteus (Giant Miscanthus), a potential bioenergy feedstock. "No herbicides are currently labeled for use in Giant Miscan...

Invading weed threatens devastation to western rangelands

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A new field study confirms that an invasive weed called medusahead has growth advantages over most other grass species, suggesting it will continue to spread across much of the West, disrupt native ecosystems and make millions of...

Grasses have potential as alternate ethanol crop, Illinois study finds

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Money may not grow on trees, but energy could grow in grass. Researchers at the University of Illinois have completed the first extensive geographic yield and economic analysis of potential bioenergy grass crops in the Mid...

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