Source: University of Arkansas

If and when the technology to produce biofuel from grass, wood and crop residue becomes economically feasible on a large scale, the agricultural ecosystem in Arkansas and elsewhere might be altered with the addition of crops such as switchgrass, said Tim Kring, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture entomology professor.

Kring is leader of a multi-state project to study "the impact of bioenergy crops on pests, natural enemies and pollinators in agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes."

The project is supported by a grant of $938,105 for five years from the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative, which is a competitive grants program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

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