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Biofuels are an important new sector in New York’s agriculture industry that can reduce our use of fossil fuels. Cornell’s shrub willow breeding program is developing and evaluating varieties suited to marginal agricultural land. 

A comprehensive guide to commercial use of shrub willow (Salix spp.) as a sustainable feedstock crop for bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts.

NYSAES Experts

  • Willow breeding: Smart
  • Willow production: Smart
  • Protection from pests and diseases: Loeb
  • Seed technologies: Taylor

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