Research regarding production potential of lucerne in ecological crop
Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LV-2012
Written by Mihai ROŞU
Ecological farming is a sector that is relatively new, but great prospects for Romania, which aims to ensure and enhance the health of soil, plants, animals and, last but not last, the health of people. Natural resources offered by the vegetal cover is a way by which man satisfies his own needs and interests in full harmony with the lawe of nature. The vegetation cover consists of perennial grasses and leguminouses, as a natural resource with practical use to man, gets new content, circumscribed concept of sustainable development concept evolving. Lucerne is an essential component of agricultural ecosystem in lowland regions. In the context of sustainable agriculture use value of this crop should be evaluated as strictly agronomic and economic indicators, but also in terms of ecological indicators: environmental protection, landscape and ecological compensation effect. Value in use of lucerne as a feed resource is determined by the useful of this culture, food quality and conservation facility. The results of this paper are the subject of doctoral theme and presents total dry matter yields from variants of ecological culture of lucerne, lucerne mixture dual species: Dactylis glomerata and Trifolium alexandrinum or triple mixture of the aforementioned species. Results are presented on the influence of culture and fertilization on dry matter production.