Long-Term Yields of Switchgrass, Giant Reed, and Miscanthus in the Mediterranean Basin

Uncertainty in predictions of long-term yields of perennial grasses makes business plans untenable in the short run

Efthymia Alexopoulou

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Uncertainty in predictions of long-term yields of perennial grasses makes business plans untenable in the short run
  • Switchgrass was grown in Greece and northern Italy, giant reed in southern and northern Italy, and miscanthus in southern Italy
  • Lowland and upland switchgrass ecotypes were compared in Greece
  • Annual yield of switchgrass was 30 % higher in the north than south Mediterranean; miscanthus showed intermediate production compared to giant reed and switchgrass and a CV similar to switchgrass
  • Et al Long-Term Yields of Switchgrass, Giant Reed, and Miscanthus in the Mediterranean Basin

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