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About the Department

Agronomy is focused on new and improved ways of agriculture. New methods of conservation. Improved soil health. New approaches to bioenergy. Improved water quality. Advanced genetic traits. The end goal is producing food, fuel and fiber in a more efficient and economical way for the benefit of people and the environment around the world.

We are applying science to advance crop production systems while protecting and improving air, soil and water quality.

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Long-term Assessment of Miscanthus Productivity and Sustainability (LAMPS) Project

LAMPS will use a field-based approach to address the challenges facing Miscanthus establishment and production. The LAMPS experiment will consist of fields large enough to accommodate commercially available equipment similar to what Miscanthus producers will use. Further, we will use commercial fertilizer and fertilizing equipment to develop best management practices for maintaining productive Miscanthus stands.

Mauricio D Tejera
Graduate Assistant-Research
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Dr. Fernando E Miguez
Associate Professor
Dr. Emily Heaton
Associate Professor
Extension Biomass Crop Specialist

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University is a partner institution in a new, $104 million research center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the project will study the next generation of plant-based, sustainable, cost-effective biofuels and bioproducts.

The DOE grant will form the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation, one of only four in the nation. The center will be a collaboration between Illinois’ Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Evan H. DeLucia, the G. William Arends Professor of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois, will serve as the center’s director.

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