USDA touts napiergrass as marginal land opportunity for advanced biofuels

September 28, 2012 |

In Georgia, the USDA is touting the benefits of napiergrass as a dedicated energy crop. a grass fed to cattle throughout much of the tropics may become a biofuel crop that helps the nation meet its future energy needs, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. “Napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum) is fairly drought-tolerant, grows well on marginal lands, and filters nutrients out of runoff in riparian areas,” geneticist William Anderson at AR told

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