Published September 12, 2018 | Version v1
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A Follow Up Study Of Biomass Yield Of Saccharum spontaneum ssp. aegypticum Under Water Regimes


Mediterranean climates are characterized by long periods of drought during summer and short dry periods from autumn to spring, what limits plant CO2 assimilation and biomass production to a great extent. The JRC has set a series of thresholds to define marginal lands in terms of biophysical constraints. We focus on climate limitation given by the ratio between precipitations and potential evapotranspiration (P/ET). Areas with P/ET ≤0.60 are classified as affected by “dryness”. The present study follows up a long-term plantation of the C4 perennial grass Saccharum spontaneum ssp. aegypticum under different water regimes in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment.


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MAGIC – Marginal lands for Growing Industrial Crops: Turning a burden into an opportunity 727698
European Commission