Biomass production and energy balance of a 12‐year‐old short‐rotation coppice poplar stand under different cutting cycles

  title={Biomass production and energy balance of a 12‐year‐old short‐rotation coppice poplar stand under different cutting cycles},
  author={Nicoletta Nassi o Di Nasso and Werther Guidi and Giorgio Ragaglini and Cristiano Tozzini and Enrico Bonari},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
Given today's political targets, energy production from agricultural areas is likely to increase and therefore needs to be more sustainable. The aim of this study was thus to carry out a long‐term field trial based on the poplar short‐rotation coppice (SRC), in order to compare dry matter, energy‐use efficiency and the net energy yield obtainable from this crop in relation to different harvest frequencies (1‐, 2‐ and 3‐year cutting cycles). The results showed that poplar SRC performed very well… 
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