Researching Biofuel Potential
Beginning in 2011, SGS has expanded its contract field research scope by opening a new 50 acre research farm in Markham, Texas. This new facility will test bio-fuel potential of Sugar Cane, Sorghum, and Switchgrass varieties. SGS’s current research activities at the Markham Farm are focused on the efficiency of the varieties studied.
Anticipated future studies also include pesticide and fertility management of bio-fuel crops. While ethanol production from corn is formally dominated in the United States, other countries, such as Brazil, are producing ethanol from sugarcane. SGS Field Research Specialist, Dr. Angela Guidry has relocated from the Brookings, South Dakota facility to oversee the Markham Research Farm. Dr. Guidry joined SGS Brookings in 2008. She managed the soil testing laboratory and worked as a field scientist.
SGS Field Research has the capacity to conduct field trials to support the screening, development and registration of agricultural and horticultural chemicals, bio-pesticides, fertilizers and also new plant varieties and seeds (including GMO) across our locations in the United States.
Dr. Angela Guidry
Key Account Specialist
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