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Corn stover harvest meeting set Feb. 28

By Staff | Feb 19, 2013

MADRID – New opportunities exist for harvesting corn stover around the Nevada region to support the biomass feedstock needs of a new cellulosic ethanol plant.

To address these emerging opportunities, Iowa State University Extension has scheduled a corn stover harvest meeting on Feb. 28 starting at 12:45 p.m. at the Iowa Arboretum near Madrid.

This meeting is in collaboration with DuPont, located in Nevada, and will look at the use of corn stover in cellulosic ethanol production.

Stover harvesting can impact economic, agronomic and water quality production factors. The meeting will address many of the positives and negatives of stover harvesting and discuss how stover harvesting can be managed within corn production.

Crop producers, land owners, crop consultants, agronomists, service providers and others with an interest in stover harvest and its removal from farm fields are encouraged to attend.

A free noon lunch will be sponsored by DuPont prior to the start of the meeting, however pre-registration is required by Feb. 25.

Industry representatives will be available to meet with participants during lunch and at the close of the meeting.

There is no fee to attend this meeting. To register by phone, contact Boone County Extension at (515) 432-3882 or email Mollie Haglund at mollieah@iastate.edu.

Registration forms with complete information can be found at www.extension.iastate.edu/boone.

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