Show simple item record Kalinina, Olena Nunn, Christopher Sanderson, Ruth Hastings, Astley F. van der Weijde, Tim Özgüven, Mensure Tarakanov, Ivan Schüle, Heinrich Trindade, Luisa M. Dolstra, Oene Schwarz, Kai-Uwe Iqbal, Yasir Kiesel, Andreas Mos, Michal Lewandowski, Iris Clifton-Brown, John 2017-04-11T22:10:54Z 2017-04-11T22:10:54Z 2017-04-19
dc.identifier.citation Kalinina , O , Nunn , C , Sanderson , R , Hastings , A F , van der Weijde , T , Özgüven , M , Tarakanov , I , Schüle , H , Trindade , L M , Dolstra , O , Schwarz , K-U , Iqbal , Y , Kiesel , A , Mos , M , Lewandowski , I & Clifton-Brown , J 2017 , ' Extending Miscanthus cultivation with novel germplasm at six contrasting sites ' Frontiers in Plant Science , vol. 8 , 563 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1664-462X
dc.identifier.other PURE: 11236079
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: aa6e71b7-e6d2-4c77-a7c3-83a517b59c21
dc.identifier.other PubMed: 28469627
dc.identifier.other PubMedCentral: PMC5395641
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85018612990
dc.identifier.other 2160/44983
dc.description.abstract Miscanthus is a genus of perennial rhizomatous grasses with C4 photosynthesis which is indigenous in a wide geographic range of Asian climates. The sterile clone, Miscanthus × giganteus (M. × giganteus), is a naturally occurring interspecific hybrid that has been used commercially in Europe for biomass production for over a decade. Although, M. × giganteus has many outstanding performance characteristics including high yields and low nutrient offtakes, commercial expansion is limited by cloning rates, slow establishment to a mature yield, frost, and drought resistance. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of 13 novel germplasm types alongside M. × giganteus and horticultural “Goliath” in trials in six sites (in Germany, Russia, The Netherlands, Turkey, UK, and Ukraine). Mean annual yields across all the sites and genotypes increased from 2.3 ± 0.2 t dry matter ha−1 following the first year of growth, to 7.3 ± 0.3, 9.5 ± 0.3, and 10.5 ± 0.2 t dry matter ha−1 following the second, third, and fourth years, respectively. The highest average annual yields across locations and four growth seasons were observed for M. × giganteus (9.9 ± 0.7 t dry matter ha−1) and interspecies hybrid OPM-6 (9.4 ± 0.6 t dry matter ha−1). The best of the new hybrid genotypes yielded similarly to M. × giganteus at most of the locations. Significant effects of the year of growth, location, species, genotype, and interplay between these factors have been observed demonstrating strong genotype × environment interactions. The highest yields were recorded in Ukraine. Time needed for the crop establishment varied depending on climate: in colder climates such as Russia the crop has not achieved its peak yield by the fourth year, whereas in the hot climate of Turkey and under irrigation the yields were already high in the first growing season. We have identified several alternatives to M. × giganteus which have provided stable yields across wide climatic ranges, mostly interspecies hybrids, and also Miscanthus genotypes providing high biomass yields at specific geographic locations. Seed-propagated interspecific and intraspecific hybrids, with high stable yields and cheaper reliable scalable establishment remain a key strategic objective for breeders en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Frontiers in Plant Science en
dc.rights en
dc.subject Miscanthus en
dc.subject novel hybrids en
dc.subject multi-location field trials en
dc.subject establishment en
dc.subject productivity en
dc.subject Marginal land en
dc.title Extending Miscanthus cultivation with novel germplasm at six contrasting sites en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.description.version publishersversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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