Biomass Yield, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Balances of Arundo Donax L. Crop in Southwestern Spain

J. González, J. Matías, L. Royano & J. Cabanillas
Two different clones of Giant reed (Arundo donax L.) were compared over 8 years (2004­2011) for crop yield, energy and greenhouse gas balances. In Extremadura Region (Spain), three different irrigation treatments (100% Etm restoration, 50% Etm restoration and no irrigation), and two clones (local clone and Rabuiese) were evaluated in a split­plot experiment. In the eighth year of the field experiment (2010­2011) no irrigation was applied in all treatments. Results showed high above­ground biomass yield...