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Marcelo Zeri, Mir Zaman Hussain, Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Evan DeLucia and Carl J. Bernacchi Water use efficiency of perennial and annual bioenergy crops in central Illinois Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 118

Article first published online: 25 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/jgrg.20052

Key Points

  • Perennials have higher ecosystem WUE than annuals during establishment.
  • Harvest WUE takes longer to increase in perennials, but does surpass annuals.
  • Perennials store more carbon relative to water loss than annuals.

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