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Sunn hemp shows promise as biofuel source

Ann Perry Special to Poultry Times

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BELTSVILLE, Md. — Work by scientists at USDA suggests that farmers in the Southeast could use the tropical legume sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea) in their crop rotations by harvesting the fast-growing annual for biofuel. The study, which was conducted by Agricultural Research Service scientists in Florence, S.C., supports the USDA priority of finding new sources of bioenergy. ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency.

ARS agricultural engineer Keri Cantrell, agronomist Philip Bauer and environmental engineer Kyoung Ro all work at the ARS Coastal Plains Soil, Water, and Plant Research Center in Florence. They compared the. . .

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