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September 24, 2013

Growing Giant Grass

— by Liz Morrison Imagine a Minnesota farm field of grass more than 10 feet tall. The spiky plants are as dense as a jungle and grow for at least 15 years with few inputs. This strange-looking crop is Miscanthus x giganteus, a perennial grass from Southeast Asia that could be grown in central Minnesota for biomass energy. Researchers at Central Lakes College Ag Center in Staples are testing cold-hardy… Read More »Growing Giant Grass