Switchgrass is focus of open house
‘THIS IS REALLY WHERE IT STARTS’: Madrid farm tour explores adaptability of crop, energy use
By MARTHA ELLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reprinted with permission from Watertown Daily Times
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2008
MADRID — The seed to energy independence could be growing on the Madrid farm of Thomas E. Lee.
“It really is adaptable. It’s almost like a weed. It produces a lot of biomass,” said Hilary S. Mayton, coordinator of the Bioenergy Feedstock Project at Cornell University, Ithaca. “It’s not meant to solve the whole problem. Conservation is key.”
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