Seasonal Dynamic of Above and Below-ground Dry Matter Accumulation in Giant Reed (Arundo donax L.)

M. Di Candilo & E. Ceotto
Our previous study, carried out in an inland location of the Emilia Romagna Region, Northern Italy, indicated a summer slump for aboveground dry matter accumulation and radiation use efficiency (RUE) of giant reed. Thus, this study was driven by the need of exploring the dynamic of belowground dry matter accumulation of the crop. The scope of this study was to gain insight on biomass accumulation of rhizomes, and on the relationship between above and below-ground...