(U.S. PVP Pending)
‘UF-Riata’ is a novel diploid bahiagrass developed for fall and early spring forage production in the Southeastern United States. It has improved forage growth under short-day lengths and during the cool season. ‘UF-Riata’ exhibits lower photoperiod sensitivity, improved leaf tissue cold tolerance, and increased forage production during the cool season when compared to the standard bahiagrass cultivars ‘Argentine’ and ‘Pensacola’. ‘UF-Riata’ is tolerant to leaf tissue burn from light frosts and freezes.
Licensing Availability:> FFSP has exclusively licensed the following entity for the propagation of the ‘UF-Riata’ cultivar:
Ragan & Massey, Inc.