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dc.contributor.advisorRichardson, Reed
dc.contributor.authorHoitt, Charles ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-17T18:55:49Z
dc.date.available2015-09-17T18:55:49Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.citationHoitt, C. (2015). Rangeland biomass utilization: Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) as a model for energy, food and fodder in Central and South Texas (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5752
dc.description.abstractThis study is a descriptive study of Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) as a useful crop in bio-energy and agroforestry and landowner interest in the utilization of mesquite. Mesquite historically had been seen as a useful plant until sometime after the 1980's attitudes shifted to it being a noxious invader of arid and semi-arid grasslands of the Southwestern United States. These attitudes combined with lack of knowledge by landowners in the Southern United States of native biomass and wood based biomass feedstocks for energy production lead to landowners being unlikely or neutral about the utilization of mesquite. As the United States government wants to shift to more sustainable "green energy", mesquite is poised to be an energy crop in Texas and with the world population ever expanding poised to be a source of energy and protein for both animal and human consumption.
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dc.format.extent108 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMesquiteen_US
dc.subjectBio-energyen_US
dc.subjectLandowner interesten_US
dc.subjectStudyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMesquite--Texasen_US
dc.titleRangeland Biomass Utilization: Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) as a model for energy, food and fodder in Central and South Texas
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMix, Ken
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMorrish, Doug
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith, Karen H.
thesis.degree.departmentAgriculture
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
txstate.departmentAgricultural Sciences


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