Miscanthus is a perennial rhizomatous grass that originated in the tropics and subtropics, although different species are found throughout a wide climatic range. In general, Miscanthus are grown from rhizomes under greenhouse conditions and subsequently transplanted into the field. To manage plants well, it is important to have uniform germination. However, the impact of rhizome size on the germination rate of Miscanthus species has not been thoroughly studied. The impact of rhizome size on germination rate and germination days was therefore investigated in three Miscanthus species (M. sinensis, M. sacchariflorus, and M. x giganteus). There was no considerable variation in germination days between the three Miscanthus species studied. However, the germination rate varied depending on rhizome size. Rhizome size does not affect the germination rate of M. sacchariflorus; thus, small rhizomes can be used for planting. The results of this study suggest the use of 15－20 g of rhizomes for M. giganteus and M. sinensis to ensure a 100% rate of germination.
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- Journal Title :Journal of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
- Volume : 30
- No :2
- Pages :78-82
- Received Date :2018. 05. 18
- Accepted Date :2018. 06. 24