On Thursday, September 26 at noon (CST) in IGB 612, Allen Parish of the University of Illinois' EBI research team working with crop sciences professor D. K. Lee will talk about "Yield Response to Nitrogen and Harvest Timing on a Mature Miscanthus x giganteus Stand."
The talk will be conveyed live via ReadyTalk in audio and Internet video. Access numbers and codes for the presentation are as follows in both Illinois and Berkeley locations:
To join the web conference and view the slides:Go to www.readytalk.comEnter 6433727 in the "PARTICIPANT, Join a Conference" boxTo join the teleconference:Dial 866-740-1260Enter 6433727# when prompted to enter the seven-digit access code
Allen Parish began work with Dr. Lee's group in the EBI in 2009, focusing on prairie grasses. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006
and followed with a commission in the U.S. Army as a maintenance officer.
His research on biomass feedstock management seeks an understanding of fertilizer requirements and various harvest timings to determine the yield and conversion quality of Miscanthus x giganteus. Five harvest dates were tested from August to March. After three years of research, results show the optimum harvest timing to be several weeks after a killing frost. The results Parish will share in his talk may help to develop a foundation for best management practices for emerging bioenergy crops.