Phytoremediation Response of Arundo Donax in Soils Contaminated with Lead

S. Sidella, A.L. Fernando, B. Barbosa, J. Costa, S. Boléo, V. Bandarra, M.P. Duarte, B. Mendes & S.L. Cosentino
Arundodonaxis a woodyrhizomatousgrass. It is a perennial plant, and both the stems and leaves of the crop can be harvested annually. It is characterized by relatively high yields, high water and nitrogen efficiencies and an apparently low susceptibility to pests and diseases. Abandoned intensive farmland for perennial grasses is considered to have a meaningful potential. Likewise, landfills, areas polluted by mining and industrial activities or sediment depositions might be occupied with perennial grasses with the...