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Domesticazione delle forme selvatiche di Olea europaea per la produzione di biomasse legnose

Mulas, Maurizio (2009) Domesticazione delle forme selvatiche di Olea europaea per la produzione di biomasse legnose. Italian Journal of Agronomy, Vol. 4 (4 Suppl.), p. 77-84. ISSN 1125-4718. Article.

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The Mediterranean woody plants have been recently revaluated as renewable energy source and good carbon dioxide fixer. In fact, the Mediterranean environment is potential1y favourable to a high photosynthetic activity of the vegetation cover with some limitation during the summer (dryness) and, to a minor extent, during the winter (cold). The availability of autochthonous species well adapted to the environment also in the field of the silviculture and, particularly, of the wood arboriculture is a technical advantage, while the harmonization with the spontaneous vegetation in the landscape is appreciated in the tourist areas.
The wild variety of Olea europaea is one of the most typical constituents of the Mediterranean maquis and landscape but also a sustainable and effective model of cultivation for wood biomass production.
Ten years of investigation have been performed in Sardinia to evaluate the spontaneous populations of oleaster. Genetic and phenotypic variability, seed and agamic propagation, as well as the adaptation to the intensive wood arboriculture have been observed in a group of clone selections.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3707
Uncontrolled Keywords:Olea europaea var sylvestris, oleaster, sylviculture, wood arboriculture, Mediterranean maquis
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/03 Arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Economia e sistemi arborei
Publisher:Forum editrice udinese
Copyright Holders:© Italian Society for Agronomy
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione dell'Editore e della Società italiana di agronomia
Additional Information:Relazione presentata al congresso Le piante mediterranee nelle scelte strategiche per l'agricoltura e l'ambiente: 3. Convegno nazionale "Piante Mediterranee", Bari, Italia, 27 settembre - 1 ottobre 2006.
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