EBI Personnel Directory Anderson, Dianna

Feedstock Development

Dianna Anderson

dande@illinois.edu

 

 

Project(s)

Developing Prairie Cordgrass as a Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop

Prairie cordgrass (PCG) (Spartina pectinata) is a native warm-season grass that grows well on poorly drained and/or salt-affected soils and has potential of biomass yield up to 20 metric tons per hectare in northern environments. This project determined the best genetic resources for developing improved populations and best planting system and agronomic management practices for sustainable PCG biomass production in land not suitable for traditional row crops or other perennial prairie grasses.