The Agamic Propagation of Giant Reed (Arundo Donax L.) by Means of Stem Cuttings

S.L. Cosentino, V. Copani, G. Testa & S. Scandurra
The stem cuttings of giant reed crop with a certain number of dormant viable buds are suitable to produce new plants (by growth of node shoots and development of adventitious roots); preliminary studies show that the uses of stem cuttings is less expensive than rhizome cuttings. However in the semi-arid Mediterranean environment the soil water content can be a limiting factor. Bearing this is mind, an experimental research was carried out in spring-summer 2009, in...