Researchers find delaying flowering in miscanthus can boost production 50%

January 7, 2013 |

In the UK, researchers from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Aberystwyth University working on the biofuel crop Miscanthus sacchariflorus, commonly known as Asian Elephant Grass, have shown that delaying flowering in the plant can result in a 50% growth increase. The discovery could have important implications for biofuel production, leading to higher yields and increased productivity from the crop – helping increase its commercial viability and reduce carbon emission for energy and fuel production.

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