EBI Personnel Directory Pallipparambil, Godshen


Feedstock Development

Godshen Pallipparambil

godshen@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 goal of this program is 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 will serve the needs of breeders and will help agronomists and plant pathologists develop integrated pest and pathogen management strategies to minimize losses.