Effect of Propagation Techniques on Crop Establishment of Giant Reed (Arundo Donax L.)

M. Di Candilo & E. Ceotto
Giant reed is a perennial rhizomatous grass characterized by outstanding biomass productivity. The major limitation for the diffusion of this species lies on in its floral sterility, that implies vegetative propagation. Until now, rhizome propagation has been the predominantly applied, although it is labour and monetarily demanding, and also requires a large amount of mother plants. Therefore, alternative propagation techniques are strongly needed for fostering the diffusion of the crop at farm level. The scope...