Evaluation of Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) Suitability under the Mediterranean Environmental Conditions: Preliminary Results

N. Nassi O Di Nasso, M.V. Lasorella, C. Tozzini, G. Ragaglini & E. Bonari
This work describes part of the research activities conducted within the ENERPAN project. The main aim of the project is to increase the agronomic and physiological knowledge concerning the suitability of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) genotypes for energy use in the Mediterranean environment. Our research activity focused on investigating different crop management systems, in order to optimize switchgrass biomass production. Three field trials were carried out in spring 2010: (i) six switchgrass varieties were compared...