Cultivation Cost and Biomass Productivity of Switchgrass (Cv. Alamo) in Central Greece

K. Giannoulis, N.G. Danalatos & O. Ketikidou
Switchgrass is a native warm-season, perennial crop, which is mostly cultivated in USA. As a C4 plant, switchgrass is highly productive in biomass rich in cellulose that makes this crop important for ethanol and more generally for power production. It is well documented that the crop reaches its potential yield on the third year of cultivation and continues producing biomass for as long as twelve years. Switchgrass establishment can be seriously hampered by weed competition...