Get ready for willow power

Colin MacLean
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A stand of willow shrubs are harvested from a test field on P.E.I. SUBMITTED

Charlottetown - So apparently willow bushes can be used by farmers as biomass fuel to help heat farms - who knew?

Well, Tyler Wright, soil and water engineer at the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, knows all about it, and he'd like to share that information with anyone who would like to know.

He's inviting anyone who wants to hear more about willow production to a half-day seminar in Charlottetown on Feb. 28.

"What we need to do is find a farmer who might be interested in exploring it further, I think that's where we'll get some real hard numbers. That's really part of the reason for this session next week - to see what the interest would be in exploring this type of work," said Wright.

For the full story, pick up a copy of Friday's Journal Pioneer.

 

Organizations: Department of Agriculture and Forestry, P.E.I. Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Charlottetown Research Station

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Iceland

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  • Ancaster
    February 22, 2013 - 08:49

    Two typos: one in the article, one in the photo caption. Par of the course for the Journal.