ABOUT ARNICA MONTANA GRASSLANDS AND THEIR CONTEXT

Anca Dorina PLEȘA, Ioan ROTAR, Florin PÄ‚CURAR, Roxana VIDICAN, Agnes BALAZSI

Abstract


Agriculture is an history of a real symbiosis which developed between crops and man; crops have made it possible to sustain an ever increasing human population. An key question nowadays is how the land can be cultivated and agricultural goods be produced under the conditions of sustainable development, as well as under the EU regulations. In Apuseni Mountains is well known Arnica montana L. system, which annually provides significant income to oligotrophic grasslands owners and thus increases their interest on these systems. The goal is to maintain grassland biodiversity and increasing their production in Apuseni Mountains and find a new management for Arnica montana’s oligotrophic grasslands. The existing extensive grassland-based farming systems in Southern Europe are the end product of complex socio-cultural processes, linked with local history and tradition. Even biodiversity has been predominantly considered as a biological concept, although it is possible to link it with cultural and social diversity. Pastures have gained a renewed importance due to the diversities of knowledge, languages and traditions of pastoral people that have been recognised as part of the general diversity.


Keywords


Arnica montana, biodiversity, environment, productivity

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-agr:10362


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