Even if the Midwest gets normal rain and snow, it will take almost two years for soil moisture deep in the earth to recharge and sustain normal crop growth, said a soil scientist.
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Bioenergy crops can be a good match for areas of fields that have lost productivity. Crops such as switchgrass and miscanthus can help soil, improve water quality and provide alternative revenue.
Robert Sharp, professor of plant science at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, was recently named director of the MU Interdisciplinary Plant Group.