EBI Personnel Directory Lewis, Andrew

Feedstock Development

Andrew Lewis

lewis12@illinois.edu

 

 

Program(s)

Assessing the Potential Impact of Insect Pests and Plant Pathogens on Biomass Production of Miscanthus x giganteus and Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum)

The program seeks to understand the risks to bioenergy crops posed by pests and pathogens. Little is known of the cause of diseases on new biofuel crops, like Miscanthus and switchgrass. This project's surveys of the pests and pathogens that occur on Miscanthus serve the needs of breeders, agronomists and plant pathologists to develop integrated pest and pathogen management strategies to minimize losses.