RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 68490890 LA English UL http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/814564-aQhR3I/native/ T1 Breeding and Selection of New Switchgrass Varieties for Increased Biomass Production. A1 Oak Ridge National Laboratory., United States., Department of Energy., United States., Department of Energy., Office of Scientific and Technical Information., PB United States. Dept. of Energy ; Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy PP Washington, D.C; Oak Ridge, Tenn. YR 2003 AB Switchgrass breeding and genetics research was conducted from 1992-2002 at the Oklahoma State University as part of the national DOE-Bioenergy Feedstock Development Program (BFDP) effort to develop the species as a bioenergy feedstock crop. The fundamental objective of the program was to implement and conduct a breeding program to increase biomass yield capability in switchgrass and develop cultivars for the central and southern United States. Supporting research objectives included: (1) switchgrass germplasm collection, characterization, and enhancement; (2) elucidation of cytogenetic and breeding behavior; and (3) identification of best breeding procedures.