Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.
← Back to Search

Response Of Giant Reed (Arundo Donax L.) To Nitrogen Fertilization And Soil Water Availability In Semi-arid Mediterranean Environment.

S. Cosentino, D. Scordia, E. Sanzone, G. Testa, V. Copani
Published 2014 · Biology

Save to my Library
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy
Abstract The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of soil water availability and nitrogen fertilization on yield, water use efficiency and agronomic nitrogen use efficiency of giant reed ( Arundo donax L.) over four-year field experiment. After the year of establishment, three levels for each factor were studied in the following three years: I 0 (irrigation only during the year of establishment), I 1 (50% ETm restitution) and I 2 (100% ETm restitution); N 0 (0 kg N ha −1 ), N 1 (60 kg N ha −1 ) and N 2 (120 kg N ha −1 ). Irrigation and nitrogen effects resulted significant for stem height and leaf area index (LAI) before senescence, while no differences were observed for stem density and LAI at harvest. Aboveground biomass dry matter (DM) yield increased following the year of establishment in all irrigation and N fertilization treatments. It was always the highest in I 2 N 2 (18.3, 28.8 and 28.9 t DM ha −1 at second, third and fourth year growing season, respectively). The lowest values were observed in I 0 N 0 (11.0, 13.4 and 12.9 t DM ha −1 , respectively). Water use efficiency (WUE) was significantly higher in the most stressed irrigation treatment (I 0 ), decreasing in the intermediate (I 1 ) and further in the highest irrigation treatment (I 2 ). N fertilization lead to greater values of WUE in all irrigation treatment. The effect of N fertilization on agronomic nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) was significant only at the first and second growing season. Giant reed was able to uptake water at 160–180 cm soil depth when irrigation was applied, while up to 140–160 cm under water stress condition. Giant reed appeared to be particularly suited to semi-arid Mediterranean environments, showing high yields even in absence of agro-input supply.
This paper references
Bioconversion of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) hemicellulose hydrolysate to ethanol by Scheffersomyces stipitis CBS6054
D. Scordia (2012)
The genera of Arundinoideae (Gramineae) in the southeastern United States
G. C. Tucker (1990)
Comparison of Arundo donax L. and Miscanthus x giganteus in a long-term field experiment in Central Italy: Analysis of productive characteristics and energy balance
L. Angelini (2009)
Guidelines for predicting crop water requirements
J. Doorenbos (1977)
Agamic propagation of giant reed ( Arundo donax L.) in semi-arid Mediterranean environment
V. Copani (2013)
Environmental impact assessment of energy crops cultivation in Europe.
A. Fernando (2010)
Evapotranspiration, crop coefficient and water use efficiency of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) and miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deu.) in a Mediterranean environment.
F. Triana (2015)
First results on evaluation of Arundo donax L. clones collected in Southern Italy
S. Cosentino (2006)
Productivity of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) and miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus Greef et Deuter) as energy crops: growth analysis
N. N. O. D. Nasso (2011)
Increasing agricultural water use efficiency to meet future food production
J. Wallace (2000)
Arundo donax L. (Poaceae) — a C3 Species with Unusually High Photosynthetic Capacity
B. Rossa (1998)
Arundo donax L. reed: new perspectives for pulping and bleaching. 5. Ozone-based TCF bleaching of organosolv pulps.
A. A. Shatalov (2008)
Seasonal dynamics of nutrient accumulation and partitioning in the perennial C4-grasses Miscanthus × giganteus and Spartina cynosuroides
C. V. Beale (1997)
Plant indicators of available soil water in the perennial herbaceous crop Miscanthus $\times$ giganteus Greef et Deu
S. Foti (2003)
Direct and indirect land use changes issues in European sustainability initiatives: State-of-the-art, open issues and future developments
F. V. Stappen (2011)
Comparing annual and perennial energy cropping systems with different management intensities
C. Boehmel (2008)
A comparative study of stand structure and standing crops of two wetland species, Arundo donax and Phragmites karka, and primary production in Arundo donax with observations on the effect of clipping
K. Sharma (1998)
Life cycle assessment of selected future energy crops for Europe.
N. Rettenmaier (2010)
Measurement and estimation of actual evapotranspiration in the field under Mediterranean climate: a review
G. Rana (2000)
Root distribution and soil moisture retrieval in perennial and annual energy crops in Northern Italy
A. Monti (2009)
Biomass yield and energy balance of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) cropped in central Italy as related to different management practices
L. Angelini (2005)
Ecology and Impacts of the Large-Statured Invasive Grasses Arundo donax and Phragmites australis in North America
Adam M. Lambert (2010)
Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle: Assessing the Impacts of Fertilizer Use on Food Production and the Environment
A. Mosier (2004)
Seasonal Dynamics of Aboveground and Belowground Biomass and Nutrient Accumulation and Remobilization in Giant Reed (Arundo donax L.): A Three-Year Study on Marginal Land
N. Nassi o Di Nasso (2012)
Plant breeding and drought in C3 cereals: what should we breed for?
J. L. Araus (2002)
Comparative responses to water stress in stay-green, rapid- and slow senescing genotypes of the biomass crop, Miscanthus
J. Clifton-Brown (2002)
“Marginal land” for energy crops: Exploring definitions and embedded assumptions
Orla Shortall (2013)
A review of soil erosion potential associated with biomass crops
J. Kort (1998)
Biomass production and nitrogen accumulation and remobilisation by Miscanthus × giganteus as influenced by nitrogen stocks in belowground organs.
Loïc Strullu (2011)
Biomass Yield and Nutrient Removal Rates of Perennial Grasses under Nitrogen Fertilization
M. Kering (2011)
Climate change projections for the Mediterranean region
F. Giorgi (2008)
Water Use and Water-Use Efficiency of Three Perennial Bioenergy Grass Crops in Florida
J. Erickson (2012)
Water Use Efficiency and Biomass Partitioning of Three Different Miscanthus Genotypes with Limited and Unlimited Water Supply
J. Clifton-Brown (2000)
Effects of soil water content and nitrogen supply on the productivity of Miscanthus × giganteus Greef et Deu. in a Mediterranean environment
S. Cosentino (2007)
Life cycle assessment of tractors
J. Lee (2000)
Enzymatic hydrolysis, simultaneous saccharification and ethanol fermentation of oxalic acid pretreated giant reed (Arundo donax L.).
D. Scordia (2013)
Environmental considerations in energy crop production
J. Ranney (1994)
Arundo donax—Source of musical reeds and industrial cellulose
R. Perdue (2008)
Biomass yield and energy balance of three perennial crops for energy use in the semi-arid Mediterranean environment
M. Mantineo (2009)
Life-cycle assessment of net greenhouse-gas flux for bioenergy cropping systems.
P. R. Adler (2007)
Dilute oxalic acid pretreatment for biorefining giant reed (Arundo donax L.)
D. Scordia (2011)

This paper is referenced by
Nitrogen fertilization management of switchgrass, miscanthus and giant reed: a review.
A. Monti (2019)
Ammonium and nitrate are both suitable inorganic nitrogen forms for the highly productive wetland grass Arundo donax, a candidate species for wetland paludiculture
Bùi Trường Thọ (2017)
Respuesta de gramíneas perennes frente al estrés para la producción de biomasa
E. S. Sánchez (2015)
Economic and energy analysis of different systems for giant reed (Arundo donax L.) harvesting in Italy and Spain
L. Pari (2016)
Cattle Slurry Fertilization to Giant Reed (Arundo donax L.): Biomass Yield and Nitrogen Use Efficiency
E. Ceotto (2015)
Leaf gas exchange, water status and radiation use efficiency of giant reed (Arundo donax L.) in a changing soil nitrogen fertilization and soil water availability in a semi-arid Mediterranean area
S. Cosentino (2016)
Trade-off between harvest date and lignocellulosic crop choice for advanced biofuel production in the Mediterranean area
Federica Zanetti (2019)
Renewable Energy from Wildflowers—Perennial Wild Plant Mixtures as a Social‐Ecologically Sustainable Biomass Supply System
M. Cossel (2020)
What to harvest when? Autumn, winter, annual and biennial harvesting of giant reed, miscanthus and switchgrass in northern and southern Mediterranean area
A. Monti (2015)
Giant reed as energy crop for Southern Italy: An economic feasibility study
R. Testa (2016)
Growth Rates of Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus) and Giant Reed (Arundo donax) in a Low-Input System in Arkansas, USA
Mohan P. Acharya (2018)
A land-based approach for the environmental assessment of Mediterranean annual and perennial energy crops
S. Solinas (2019)
Energy Crop at Heavy Metal-Contaminated Arable Land as an Alternative for Food and Feed Production: Biomass Quantity and Quality
M. Pogrzeba (2019)
Wild Miscanthus Germplasm in a Drought-Affected Area: Physiology and Agronomy Appraisals
D. Scordia (2020)
Are herbaceous perennial grasses suitable feedstock for thermochemical conversion pathways
D. Scordia (2016)
Constructed Wetlands for Resource Recovery in Developing Countries
Tamara Avellán (2019)
Effect of Nitrogen Fertigation on the Yield of Arundo Donax L. Grown in Central Spain
J. Ruiz (2016)
Energy and compositional characteristics of giant reed grown under different levels of water deficit
Mª Dolores Curt Fernández de la Mora (2016)
Improving water use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency, and radiation use efficiency in field crops under drought stress: A review
H. Ullah (2019)
Miscanthus, switchgrass, giant reed, and bulbous canary grass as potential bioenergy crops in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment
Recep Irfan Nazli (2018)
Saccharum spontaneum L. ssp. aegyptiacum (Willd.) Hack. a potential perennial grass for biomass production in marginal land in semi-arid Mediterranean environment
S. Cosentino (2015)
Evaluating the Effects of Climatic Parameterson Growth and Biomass Production of Miscanthus in Climate Conditions of Southern Slovakia
M. Kotrla (2019)
Wastewaters Reuse for Energy Crops Cultivation
J. Costa (2016)
Effects of urea-fertilization rates on the environmental performance of giant reed lignocellulosic feedstock produced for biorefinery purpose
A. Zucaro (2018)
Comparison of cool and warm season perennial grasses for biomass yield, quality, and energy balance in two contrasting semiarid environments
Recep Irfan Nazli (2020)
Open field experiment for the evaluation of Arundo donax ecotypes ecophysiology and yield as affected by soil water content
E. Riggi (2019)
Photosynthesis, Resource Acquisition and Growth Responses of Two Biomass Crops Subjected to Water Stress
E. Sánchez (2018)
Characterization of phenology, physiology, morphology and biomass traits across a broad Euro‐Mediterranean ecotypic panel of the lignocellulosic feedstock Arundo donax
F. Fabbrini (2019)
Approach to the potential production of giant reed in surplus saline lands of Spain
Javier Ruiz Sánchez (2017)
Assessment of the Agronomic Feasibility of Bioenergy Crop Cultivation on Marginal and Polluted Land: A GIS-Based Suitability Study from the Sulcis Area, Italy
G. Pulighe (2016)
Fertigation of Arundo donax L. with different nitrogen rates for biomass production
J. Cano-Ruiz (2020)
Sixteen-Year Biomass Yield and Soil Carbon Storage of Giant Reed (Arundo donax L.) Grown Under Variable Nitrogen Fertilization Rates
A. Monti (2015)
See more
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar