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Energy plant encyclopedia

All about Miscanthus giganteus

Speaking on the species of the genus of Miscanthus (also: elephant grass or Chinese reed, Chinese grass), we usually mean  very fast-growing, winterhardy, deciduous bunch grasses (no bothering offshoots like bamboo).

Along with ornamental varieties of miscanthus, the prevailing sort in agriculture or in the area of renewable energy is Miscanthus (sinensis) x giganteus that we would like to introduce to you in more details in the following Miscanthus Newsletter and in further information!

Stalk Resolution of Miscanthus / Elephant Grass Fields

The process should be conducted using a chisel plough as immediately as possible after the last harvesting. Then the rhizomes milled in such a manner that the plants die out due to drying. Sprouting rhizomes are sprayed at the stalk length of 20-40 cm using a round-up. Straggling rests must be processed punctually (years 2-4). […]

Useful Life of Miscanthus

Plant life: about 25 years Setting: 1−2 vegetation periods Main use phase: 20−25 vegetation periods End-of-life phase: 5−10 vegetation periods In the third year, the plants are about 3 m high, and the full harvest can be reached for the first time at that period. The maximal revenue can be reached in the 6th and […]

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