Switchgrass as a Promising Biomass Crop with Soil Improvement Characteristics

K.D. Giannoulis, A. Molla, A. Dimirkou & N.G. Danalatos
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is an important, environmental­friendly energy crop. In this work, the effect of switchgrass cultivation on soil denitrification was investigated. Two different soil types, e.g. peat and sandy loam were studied, receiving NO ­3 – N up to a concentration of 44 ppm in a pot experiment. Switchgrass variety Alamo was sown in each pot on June 28th (2010) and a nutrient solution of ammonium nitrate at three levels was supplied to...