Evapotranspiration and Water Use Efficiency on a Northern Italy Switchgrass First Year Plantation

O. Facini, N. Di Virgilio, M. Nardino & F. Rossi
Eddy covariance technique is able to determine at the same time crop evapotranspiration (ETc) and carbon fixation over a large kind of agricultural and natural ecosystems. Switchgrass is recognized as a feedstock for biofuel production, the knowledge of water requirement under Mediterranean condition characterized by high temperatures during summer and water deficiency play an important role for switchgrass cultivation expansion and for its capability to assimilate CO2 from the atmosphere and consequently to act as...