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Fast-Rotation Areas Cultivation Criteria

Written by Reinhard Sperr on January 16, 2018 in Energy Plants Knowledgebase wood fuel

Poplars and willows love water. Therefore, the growth of the plants depends on precipitations (at least 300−400 mm during vegetation period), the water holding capacity of the soil and the availability of ground water. Humus/nutrient content is only secondarily important. In particular, the following areas are suitable for planting: Set-aside areas, arable areas, and agricultural marginal lands. Mild loams with good fresh water balances would be an advantage.

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