Water Use Efficiency of Sorghum Cultivated for Energy in Mediterranean Environments

M. Mastrorilli, P. Campi, A.D. Palumbo, A. Navarro, F. Modugno & V. Turci
This research focuses on agronomic activities supporting the energy chain in irrigated farming systems in semi-dry environments. The introduction of species for energy biomass means the competition with traditional crops. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the productivity of non-food crops watered with limited irrigation volumes. The criterion for evaluating sub-optimal irrigation consisted in measuring the water use efficiency (WUE) . The experiment was performed over two years on two sorghum hybrids for...