Influence of the Rhizome Size on the Germination of Giant Reed (Arundo Donax L.) and Miscanthus in Central Italy

L. Pari, A. Assirelli, S. Croce, A. Acampora & E. Santangelo
Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) and giant reed (Arundo donax L.) have received particular attention during the last decade for their production of lignocellulosic biomass. They are perennial rizhomatous grasses usually propagated by rhizomes. The planting phase represents one of main voice of the cultivation costs. The Consiglio per la ricerca e sperimentazione in agricoltura, Unità di ricerca per l’ingegneria agraria (CRA-ING) has studied the real capacity of germination and development of rhizomes of size smaller...