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SS-AGR-371: The UF/IFAS Assessment of Nonnative Plants in Florida's Natural Areas: History, Purpose, and Use

Figure 2. These four potential biofuel crops were evaluated using the UF/IFAS Assessment Predictive Tool. Energycane L 79-1002 sugarcane (A) and Miscanthus x giganteus (B) were predicted to be a low risk for invasion with scores of -1 and 2 respectively. Elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum; C) and giant reed (Arundo donax; D) were both predicted to be a high risk of invasion with scores of 18 and 11, respectively (see Gordon et al. 2011).

Credit: Lynn Sollenberger