Promising Perennial Grass Dedicated for Biomass Production in the Semi-Arid Mediterranean Environment

S.L. Cosentino, D. Scordia, G. Testa & V. Copani
Saccharum spontaneum L. spp. aegyptiacum (Wild.) Hack., was grown to test its potentiality in term of aboveground biomass yield comparing two years growing season (2009 and 2010) and two level of irrigation (rainfed, irrigated). Significant difference were observed for aboveground dry biomass yield and stem density (number of stems m­2) in 2010, while no significant difference were shown for height, basal stem diameter, stems density (2009), weight of one stem and biomass partitioning (stems and...