Production of Biofuel Crops in Florida: Miscanthus
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How to Cite

Erickson, John, Curtis Rainbolt, and Yoana C. Newman. 2008. “Production of Biofuel Crops in Florida: Miscanthus: SS AGR 292/AG297, 1/2008”. EDIS 2008 (1). Gainesville, FL.


This series of illustrated fact sheets introduces growers to several potential biofuel crops for Florida, with assessments of potential, description of biology, production, potential yields, production challenges and estimated costs, environmental concerns, and references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, January 2008.

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