Assessment of Biomass Production on Pastoral Meadows in the Gutai Mountains

Zorica VOȘGAN, Stela JELEA, Monica MARIAN, Oana MARE ROSCA, Lucia MIHALESCU

Abstract


The mountains meadows plays a significant role in biodiversity and ecosystem functions. In the present study biomass productivity were examined in natural mounatins grassland in the region Gutai Mountains. The studied zone is being exploited by sheep and goat breeders. The determination of green mass production was established for an average of 11.6 t/ha m.v. and refusals represented 6.15 t/ha m.v. By empirical calculations we established the consumable production of 5.54 t/ha. These values of biomass production can be explained by the continuous exploitation of the pastoral resources, which affects the biodiversity. Overgrazing leads to the grassland degradation as a result of inadequate management of natural resources and, consequently, the decrease of pastoral value in the region.

Keywords


biomass; meadows; pastoral.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-agr:2019.0011


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