Ceres offers Blade energy crop seed varieties

Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has begun selling switchgrass and high-biomass sorghum seed under the Blade Energy Crops label, including two switchgrass varieties-EG 1101 and EG 1102-adapted for the southern and middle areas of the U.S. with high rainfall. Ceres' two sorghum hybrids-ES 5200 and ES 5201-won't produce grain heads until very late in the season, and will therefore continue growing and producing more biomass until early autumn.