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Comparison on allowable use of Atriplex leucoclada in Khalij-O-Omani rangelands of Iran

Farhang Ghasriani, Ali Mohebby, Ehasan Zandi Esfahan

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.4(1), 47-53, January 2013

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Current research was performed in the selected sites of Khalij-O-Omani vegetative region including Kabkan (Boshehr), Beris (Sistan and Balochestan). Atriplex leucoclada is a key and palatable species, having a considerable portion in rangelands production. For this purpose, 40 similar species of Atriplex leucoclada 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 Atriplex leucoclada. Consequently, a harvesting intensity of 25% is recommended as the best allowable use of Atriplex leucoclada for this vegetative region and other similar regions.

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