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Title: Fast-growing willow shrub named `Otisco`

Abstract

A distinct female cultivar of Salix viminalis.times.S. miyabeana named `Otisco`, characterized by rapid stem growth producing greater than 42% more woody biomass than one of its parents (`SX64`) and 33% more biomass than a current production cultivar (`SV1`). `Otisco` produced greater than 2.5-fold more stem biomass than two other current production cultivars, `SX67` and `SX61`. `Otisco` can be planted from dormant stem cuttings, produces multiple stems after coppice, and the stem biomass can be harvested when the plant is dormant. In the spring following harvest, the plant will re-sprout very vigorously, producing new stems that can be harvested after two to four years of growth. This harvest cycle can be repeated several times. The stem biomass can be chipped and burned as a source of renewable energy, generating heat and/or electricity. `Otisco` displays a low incidence of rust disease and is not damaged by potato leafhoppers.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176682
Patent Number(s):
PP17997
Application Number:
11/244,987
Assignee:
The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Albany, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Abrahamson, Lawrence P., Kopp, Richard F., Smart, Lawrence B., and Volk, Timothy A. Fast-growing willow shrub named `Otisco`. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Abrahamson, Lawrence P., Kopp, Richard F., Smart, Lawrence B., & Volk, Timothy A. Fast-growing willow shrub named `Otisco`. United States.
Abrahamson, Lawrence P., Kopp, Richard F., Smart, Lawrence B., and Volk, Timothy A. Tue . "Fast-growing willow shrub named `Otisco`". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176682.
@article{osti_1176682,
title = {Fast-growing willow shrub named `Otisco`},
author = {Abrahamson, Lawrence P. and Kopp, Richard F. and Smart, Lawrence B. and Volk, Timothy A.},
abstractNote = {A distinct female cultivar of Salix viminalis.times.S. miyabeana named `Otisco`, characterized by rapid stem growth producing greater than 42% more woody biomass than one of its parents (`SX64`) and 33% more biomass than a current production cultivar (`SV1`). `Otisco` produced greater than 2.5-fold more stem biomass than two other current production cultivars, `SX67` and `SX61`. `Otisco` can be planted from dormant stem cuttings, produces multiple stems after coppice, and the stem biomass can be harvested when the plant is dormant. In the spring following harvest, the plant will re-sprout very vigorously, producing new stems that can be harvested after two to four years of growth. This harvest cycle can be repeated several times. The stem biomass can be chipped and burned as a source of renewable energy, generating heat and/or electricity. `Otisco` displays a low incidence of rust disease and is not damaged by potato leafhoppers.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {9}
}

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