From 2004 to 2012 carbon (C) fluxes between the soil-vegetation system and the atmosphere in apple, grape, olive and orange orchards planted in different Italian regions were measured. Above-ground net primary productivity (ANPP) ranged from 4 (olive) to 9 (apple) Mg C ha-1. Alley grass contribution to total ANPP significantly varied among the systems, reaching a maximum of 60% in vineyards. The harvest index ranged from 46% for apple, to 58% for orange, 60% for grape and 41% for olive, while abscised leaves accounted for 30% of ANPP, on average. Soil respiration fluxes ranged from 6 (orange) to 10 (grape) Mg C ha-1. Results indicate the potential of these fruit crop to sequester atmospheric C.

Scandellari F, Liguori G, Caruso G, Meggio F, Inglese P, Gucci R, et al. (2017). Carbon sequestration potential of Italian orchards and vineyards. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 1177(1177), 145-149 [10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1177.19].

Carbon sequestration potential of Italian orchards and vineyards

Liguori G;Inglese P;
2017-01-01

Abstract

From 2004 to 2012 carbon (C) fluxes between the soil-vegetation system and the atmosphere in apple, grape, olive and orange orchards planted in different Italian regions were measured. Above-ground net primary productivity (ANPP) ranged from 4 (olive) to 9 (apple) Mg C ha-1. Alley grass contribution to total ANPP significantly varied among the systems, reaching a maximum of 60% in vineyards. The harvest index ranged from 46% for apple, to 58% for orange, 60% for grape and 41% for olive, while abscised leaves accounted for 30% of ANPP, on average. Soil respiration fluxes ranged from 6 (orange) to 10 (grape) Mg C ha-1. Results indicate the potential of these fruit crop to sequester atmospheric C.
Scandellari F, Liguori G, Caruso G, Meggio F, Inglese P, Gucci R, et al. (2017). Carbon sequestration potential of Italian orchards and vineyards. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 1177(1177), 145-149 [10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1177.19].
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