Establishment of Miscanthus Rhizomes in Mediterranean Environment

S.L. Cosentino, V. Copani & G. Scalici
The triploid hybrid Miscanthus x giganteus Greef et Deu is one of the most studied species dedicated for lignocellulosic biomass production with bioenergy aims. The establishment of Miscanthus requires agamic propagation through rhizome cuttings because of its unfruitfulness. A field experiment research was carried out during 2011-2012 years in Sicily region (Southern Italy) to evaluate the ability of rhizomes to establish new Miscanthus plantings in relation to the presence of only nodal buds initials (dormant...