Biomass Partitioning in a Giant Reed (Arundo Donax L.) Crop: A Three-Year Study

N. Roncucci, N. Nassi O Di Nasso, F. Triana, F. Taccini, C. Tozzini & E. Bonari
Perennial rhizomatous grasses (PRGs) are seen as a feasible opportunity to produce second generation biofuels. Among PRGs, giant reed (Arundo donax L.) is a promising energy crop, particularly for the Mediterranean environment characterized by low precipitation and high evapotranspiration rates during the summer period. The species is in fact robust and able to thrive in a wide range of soil types and under drought conditions. However, it remains a major challenge to better understand the...