FarhangGhasriani, Ali Mohebby, EhasanZandi Esfahan
Rangeland Research Division, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Tehran, Iran
Key words: Forage production, allowable use, Atriplexleucoclada, Khalij-O-Omani region.
Current research was performed in the selected sites of Khalij-O-Omani vegetative region including Kabkan (Boshehr), Beris (Sistan and Balochestan). Atriplexleucoclada is a key and palatable species, having a considerable portion in rangelands production. For this purpose, 40 similar species of Atriplexleucoclada were selected in each site. Selected species were exposed to different harvesting intensities of 25, 50 and 75% and 0% as control group. Data were analyzed by SPSS and MSTATC, and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test was used for mean comparisons. According to the results, no significant differences were recorded for the harvesting intensities of 25 and 50 % in terms of studied traits but the harvesting intensity of 75% negatively affected Atriplexleucoclada. Consequently, a harvesting intensity of 25% is recommended as the best allowable use of Atriplexleucoclada for this vegetative region and other similar regions.
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