Production and Biomass Quality of Giant Reeed (Arundo Donax L.) in Relation to Stem Cutting Propagation and Water Availability in the Semi-Arid Mediterranean Conditions

V. Copani, S.L. Cosentino, D. Scordia & G. Scalici
An experimental research was carried out during two years (2009-2011) in Sicily region (Southern Italy) to compare establishment of giant reed stem cuttings from basal (BS), median (MS) and apical (AS) part, in two soil water conditions: I1 (Irrigated, 100% ETm restoration from transplant to end of dry summer season, corresponding to 267.5 mm); I0 (Rainfed, irrigation only at the planting date, corresponding to 17.5 mm). Results of two subsequent years of experiments showed that...