What is the goal of MISCOMAR?

MISCOMAR aims at developing new techniques for biomass production on marginal land that could be used in many countries across Europe, in particularly where marginal land management is an issue. For that purpose knew knowledge is needed to get a better understanding on the suitability of marginal land for Miscanthus cultivation taking into account the properties of the plants and the soil, especially marginal land. This knowledge will be used to develop novel concepts on how to integrate Miscanthus cultivation on farm and landscape levels in a sustainable way considering the impact of:

  • crops on soil health and condition,
  • soil parameters on the crops, and
  • potential end uses of the crops in relation to their quality.