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It is widely agreed that biomass should be exploited by diversifying agricultural activities into non-traditional types of crop production. In this context, the production of Jerusalem artichokes (Topinambour) appears to be a promising source of energy from biomass. Field trials were designed to investigate the growth and yield of this crop at the farm scale, extending results from comprehensive experimental plot studies. The development of an integrated network permitted studies to be carried out in various environments, ranging from the warm and wet west coast of Ireland, through the chilly climates of England and Germany, to the hot arid conditions of southern Italy, Greece and Spain. The results of the trials will help to establish common agricultural techniques for new crops which can be applied throughout Europe.

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Authors: GOSSE G, INRA Station de Bioclimatologie, Thiverval-Grignon (FR);GRASSI G, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13405 EN-FR-IT (1991) 150 pp., FS, ECU 12.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2547-8
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