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Evaluation of Warm-Season Grasses for Use as Cover Crops in Florida

In the Southeastern U.S., data on potential cover crops are lacking compared to other regions and the information available pertains to warm-season cover crop species used for forage or grain/seed production. The Objective of this study was to assemble a wide range of commercially available sources of warm-season grasses with potential for use as cover crops in Florida, and to collect information on survival, phenology, and productivity from evaluations at the USDA-NRCS Brooksville Plant Materials Center.

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