publication . Article . 2020

Long-Term Productivity of Thirteen Lowland and Upland Switchgrass Ecotypes in the Mediterranean Region

Efthymia Alexopoulou; Federica Zanetti; Eleni G. Papazoglou; Konstantinos Iordanoglou; Andrea Monti;
Open Access English
  • Published: 27 Jun 2020
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Switchgrass (<i>Panicum virgatum</i> L.) has been identified in the USA as an ideal biomass crop, in relation to its wide environmental suitability, mainly linked to the availability of both upland and lowland ecotypes, allowing the possibility of growing this species in most of the North American region. Switchgrass is conventionally grown for forage, but more recently, it has been considered as a model biofuel crop. Early European studies on switchgrass as a bioenergy crop started in the late 1990s, when a multi-location field trial was established in Greece (Aliartos) and Italy (Ozzano) to compare the productivity of 13 switchgrass genotypes, including upland...
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free text keywords: perennial grass;, biomass yield, plant height, tiller density, advanced biofuels, stand duration, Advanced biofuels, Biomass yield, Perennial grass, Plant height, Stand duration, Tiller density, Biomass, Mediterranean climate, Agronomy, Crop, Panicum virgatum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Irrigation, Drip irrigation, Upland and lowland, Ecotype, lcsh:Agriculture, lcsh:S
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EC| MAGIC
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MAGIC
Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 727698
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity
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