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Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics

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Volume 62, Issue 4 (Dec 2014)

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Transpiration and biomass production of the bioenergy crop Giant Knotweed Igniscum under various supplies of water and nutrients

Dario Mantovani
  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation, Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 6, D-03046 Cottbus, Germany
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/ Stella Gypser
  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Chair of Soil Protection and Recultivation, Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 6, D-03046 Cottbus, Germany.
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/ Christian Halke
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Published Online: 2014-11-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/johh-2014-0028

Abstract

Soil water availability, nutrient supply and climatic conditions are key factors for plant production. For a sustainable integration of bioenergy plants into agricultural systems, detailed studies on their water uses and growth performances are needed. The new bioenergy plant Igniscum Candy is a cultivar of the Sakhalin Knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis), which is characterized by a high annual biomass production. For the determination of transpiration-yield relations at the whole plant level we used wicked lysimeters at multiple irrigation levels associated with the soil water availability (25, 35, 70, 100%) and nitrogen fertilization (0, 50, 100, 150 kg N ha-1). Leaf transpiration and net photosynthesis were determined with a portable minicuvette system. The maximum mean transpiration rate was 10.6 mmol m-2 s-1 for well-watered plants, while the mean net photosynthesis was 9.1 μmol m-2 s-1. The cumulative transpiration of the plants during the growing seasons varied between 49 l (drought stressed) and 141 l (well-watered) per plant. The calculated transpiration coefficient for Fallopia over all of the treatments applied was 485.6 l kg-1. The transpiration-yield relation of Igniscum is comparable to rye and barley. Its growth performance making Fallopia a potentially good second generation bioenergy crop.

Keywords : Water use efficiency; Transpiration coefficient; Photosynthesis; Nitrogen; Ecophysiology; Lysimeter; Fallopia

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About the article

Received: 2014-05-23

Accepted: 2014-06-14

Published Online: 2014-11-15

Published in Print: 2014-12-01


Citation Information: Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, ISSN (Online) 0042-790X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/johh-2014-0028.

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