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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/42/S17.065

RESEARCHES CONCERNING THE CULTIVATION OF MISCANTHUS GIGANTEUS ON SANDY SOILS

M. Soare, P. Iancu , R. Soare , D. Bonea, M. Ghe
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-07-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 42, 513-518 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/42/S17.065

ABSTRACT

Miscanthus sp. is a perennial grass cultivated in the European Union with multiple uses. It can be used as a commercial energy crop or as a resource for easy construction materials and isolation. It can also be used as a source of CO2 capture and restraint. Miscanthus is a plant which demand low needs for fertilization, adapting easily to less fertile soils. In this way it was taken into study the behavior of this species on a sandy soil, poorly fertile from Southern Romania, under the influence of some doses of nitrogen and included three variants: 0; 50 and 100 kg N/ha. Some morphological characters were analyzed, such as: plant height, number of stems/plant and dry matter content. The results showed that the applied doses of fertilization had a favorable impact on the investigated characteristics, especially in the second year. Based on the obtained results it can appreciate that Miscanthus species represents a solution of utilize the sandy lands, low fertile and obtaining considerable amounts of biomass, in spite of the facts that the precipitations level were quite low.

Keywords: Miscanthus sp., sandy soils, fertilization doses