Rhizoma Perennial Peanut (SSAGR349/AG358)

Perennial Peanut ground covering.Rhizoma perennial peanut is a forage legume available to Florida producers that combines high nutritive value (comparable to alfalfa) with persistence under a wide range of management conditions. It can be used for hay production, silage, or grazing. Find out more in this 4-page fact sheet was written by M.J. Williams, Y.C. Newman, and Ann Blount, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, June 2011.

Production of Biofuel Crops in Florida: Switchgrass (SSAGR291/AG296)

Nationwide, switchgrass is recommended for biofuel production because of its wide range of adaptation and high potential dry matter yield with relatively low fertility input. It can be used for both lignocellulosic ethanol production and in electricity generation, complementing coal as a co-firing agent supplement. Less is known about switchgrass production in Florida than other biofuel crops. This 4-page fact sheet describes the biofuel potential, biology, production, potential yields, production challenges, estimated costs, and environmental concerns. Includes references. Written by Yoana Newman, Mary J. Williams, Zane Helsel, and Joao Vendramini, and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, March 2011.