A bioenergy symposium focusing on using perennial plants in a sustainable biofuel production system will be part of this year’s Iowa State University (ISU) Integrated Crop Management Conference. The conference will take place Dec. 4-5 at ISU’s Scheman Continuing Education Building in Ames.

Held annually, it offers more than 30 seminars and workshops focusing on the latest in crop production technology. Experts will give research updates and results on topics including soil fertility, soil and water management, crop production and pest management.

The bioenergy symposium will be made up of four individual workshops:

Establishing and Managing Perennial Grasses for Bioenergy

• Biomass Feedstock Supply Logistics for Corn Stover and Perennial Grasses

Perennial Grasses for Bioenergy in the Central United States

• Integrated Ag Landscapes for Profit and Risk Management.

The symposium is sponsored by the CenUSA Bioenergy project, created by ISU and USDA to explore the possibilities of a Midwestern sustainable biofuels system.

Conference enrollment is limited. Before Nov. 22, registration cost will be $185. After that date, the fee increases to $235. Registrations will not be accepted at the door. Register online and get more information.

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