Miloproduction of Viable Miscanthus gigantheus Rhizomes at Fertile and Degraded Soil

Faculty of Applied Ecology – Futura, Pozeska 83a, Belgrade, Serbia


ARANDJELOVIC, M., G. DRAZIC, J. MILOVANOVIC and S. ALEKSIC, 2014. Miloproduction of viable Miscanthus gigantheus rhizomes at fertile and degraded soil. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 20: 1189-1194


Expanding supplies of home grown biomass and facilitation of the development and competitiveness of a supply chain in an sustainable manner, presents a core of government’s strategy, for energy development in Republic of Serbia. Growing agroenergy corps may be one of the solutions according to analysis that were carried out. One of these corps that was found to be especially amenable due to its potentially high productivity and cultivation on degraded terrain is Miscanthus giganteus. The possibility of producing after mentioned plant for the biomass supply chain, at very low cost is the main aim of this study. Due to its sterility Miscanthus giganteus can only by propagated by vegetative division. Potential of production of viable rhizome on terrains with different rate of fertility was followed by method of experiments on the field. 6 parameters that were following growth of the rhizome and planting survival rate were monitored. According to the results, main factors that affect production of viable rhizomes are age of mother plants, and biotic effects of weed vegetation. Size of rhizomes and nursery fertilization shoved significantly smaller effect. This study concentrates on available data regarding the potential directions by which Miscanthus material could achieve maximum production, by high density planting.

Key words: agroenergy crops, Miscanthus giganteus, ecoremediation

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