publication . Article . 2020

Long-Term Yield and Quality Performance of Perennial Energy Grasses (Agropyron spp.) on Marginal Land

Carlos S. Ciria; R. Barro; Marina Sanz; P. Ciria;
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  • Published: 21 Jun 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
The cultivation of perennial grasses is one of the most desirable alternatives as energy feedstock, but it is difficult to achieve competitive yields under Mediterranean marginal conditions. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of three cool-season grasses (Agropyron spp.) from an agronomic and energetic point of view by comparing the dry matter (DM) yields, rain use efficiency, chemical composition, and biomass quality over an eight-year period in Spain under marginal rainfed conditions. The tall wheatgrass (Agropyron elongatum (Host) Beauv.) cultivars, Alkar (4.8 Mg DM·ha−1) and Jose (4.7 Mg DM·ha−1), achieved the highest yields. Productions bel...
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free text keywords: cool-season grasses;, alternative crops;, tall wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass;, Siberian wheatgrass, energy crops, cool-season grasses;, alternative crops;, tall wheatgrass, crested wheatgrass;, Siberian wheatgrass, energy crops, Marginal land, Agronomy, Energy crop, Agropyron, biology.organism_classification, biology, Perennial plant, Biomass, Environmental science, Cultivar, Dry matter, Crop
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EC| MAGIC
Project
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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