Influence of Propagation System on Arundo Donax L. Yield in the First Two Years of Cultivation

V. Copani, S.L. Cosentino, P. Guarnaccia & G. Scalici
It’s known that yield of perennial bioenergy crops are low in the first year of cultivation, but it increases rapidly afterwards. In order to investigate, how in the semiarid Mediterranean environment, the crop management influence Arundo donax plant growth, the yield in relation to propagation methods and irrigation was studied. The field experiment was carried out in Catania (Southern Italy, 10 m a.s.l., 37° 24' N, 15° 03' E) from 2009 to 2011. Two agamic...