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Wright Soil and Water Science Laboratory

Wright Soil and Water Science Laboratory

Bioenergy: Sorghum

Expanding knowledge about plant-based bioenergy fuels

Sorghum is a good candidate crop for bioenergy fuel production because the crop produces a high amount and quality of biomass. Biomass is important for plant-based fuel production because the effort to convert plant matter to energy fuel is more efficient.

Dr. Alan Wright's work to research the crop's potential for an energy crop entails plant nutrition and performance for maximum biomass cultivation and post-production.

sorghum growing in the field
Sorghum is an important crop in Florida's Everglades Agricultural Area

Other Bioenergy Crops