Growth, Productivity and Biomass Quality of Arundo Irrigated with Zn and Cu Contaminated Wastewaters

J. Costa, B. Barbosa, S. Boléo, V. Bandarra, S. Sidella, M.P. Duarte, A.L. Fernando & B. Mendes
Arundo donax is a woody rhizomatous grass. 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. Besides efficient land use, the growing demand of biomass must be met by plant nutrition and irrigation efficiency. As with land, different water and nutrients uses can be found...