Cultivation and use of reed biomass on cutover peatlands (experimental research materials)

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Panov, V.V., E.E. Kukushkina, Yu.N. Zhenikhov, and K.L. Shakhmatov. Cultivation and use of reed biomass on cutover peatlands (experimental research materials). 2016. Tver: Triada Publishers. 160 pp. [In Russian, English summary]

This publication summarizes some experience of producing mire plant biomass in plantations established on waterlogged peat soils as well as naturally during secondary succession, gained in the framework of the project “Restoring Peatlands in Russia – for fire prevention and climate change mitigation”. Results from three research avenues have been presented: a study of environmental factors that determine productivity of mire plants in natural growth conditions; effectiveness assessment of various propagation techniques, including rhizomes and seeds, in the establishment of reed plantations and growing reeds in cutover peatlands; experimental data on processing reed biomass into fuel briquettes and granules, with a cost-benefit assessment of the production and calculation of the net cost.

The materials presented can be used in regions where peat extraction have taken place, including as an eco-technical ground for revegetation of and land use on cutover peatlands, and as a guidance for students educated in environmental engineering and water management.

Панов В.В., Кукушкина Е.Е., Женихов Ю.Н., Шахматов К.Л. Выращивание и использование биомассы тростника на обводняемых выработанных торфяных болотах (материалы научно-экспериментальной работы). Монография. Тверь: ООО Издательство «Триада», 2016. 160 с.

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