switchgrass, Panicum virgatum  (Cyperales: Poaceae) - 1319053

switchgrass
Panicum virgatum L.

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Description: Switchgrass (left) can yield almost twice as much ethanol as corn, estimates geneticist Ken Vogel, who is conducting breeding and genetics research on switchgrass to improve its biomass yield and its ability to recycle carbon as a renewable energy crop.
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Image location: United States

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Name: USDA ARS Photo Unit
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Friday, February 28, 2003
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, August 15, 2007