Production of Short-Rotation Woody Crops on Marginal Lands in the Southeastern USA
Solomon Ghezehei,   Dennis Hazel
Dept. of Forestry & Environmetal Resources, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Previous land use:
Cultivation history and present cover:
Geologic source of soil:
Soil depth and presence of pan :
Soil texture in the root-zone:
Soil color in the root-zone:
Soil structure in the root-zone :
Topsoil depth:
Compaction of surface soil layer :
Topographic position:
Microsite:
Depth to water table:
Flooding :
Swampiness/Wetness :
Mottling (Gray spots):
NC region:
Planting year:
Species
Rotation length (Years):
Planting density (acre-1):
Initial Mortality (%):
Irrigation?
Delivered price ($/green ton):
Discount rate (%):
'Target NPV (acre-1)'?
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Year Items Cost ($/Unit) Total ($ acre-1)
Post-emergent Herbicides
Pre-emergent Herbicides
Pesticide
Offset disking & operator
Self-propelled sprayer & operator

Bush hog mowing & operator
Small grain (rye) cover crop

Pernnial grass (redtop) cover
NPK (10-10-10) Fertilizer
Liming

Irrigation Installation & Labor
Herbicide/Pesticide application Labor
Post-emergent Herbicides
Pre-emergent Herbicides
Pesticide
Offset disking & operator
Self-propelled sprayer & operator
Bush hog mowing & operator
V-ripper subsoiler & operator
Prescribed Fire
Small grain (rye) cover crop
Pernnial (redtop) grass cover
NPK Fertilizer (10-10-10)
Liming
Enrichment Planting
Irrigation Maintenance
Herbicide/Pesticide applicaition Labor
Planting Labor
Post-emergent Herbicides
Pre-emergent Herbicides
Pesticide
Bush hog mowing & operator
Enrichment Planting
Irrigation Maintenance
Herbicide/Pesticide applicaition Labor
Cutting & loading rate
Hauling
Fuel
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Site quality rating (0 - 1):
Biomass estimate (Green ton):
Above-ground CO2 Sequestration Estimate:

Total cost during preplanting year
Total cost during planting year
Total cost during maintenance year
Total cost of harvesting & hauling
Revenue at delivery
Net Present Value (NPV)
Net Future Value (NFV)
Equivalent Annual Value (EAV)
Land Expectation Value (LEV)
Benefit-to-Cost Ratio
Biomass or price required to achieve 'target NPV'
Funding: Bioenergy Research Initiative: NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
IBSS: Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems
        Disclaimer:  Neither NC State University nor the developers of the above productivity and economic assessment tool (SRWC-PEAM) accept any responsibility for any damages, losses or costs incurred as a result of using SRWC-PEAM in its current or modified form.