EVALUATION OF SAFFLOWER CULTURE (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS) AS A FORAGE ALTERNATIVE FOR SUNFLOWER CULTURE (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS ) IN THE ARID AREAS OF SOUTHERN ROMANIA

Authors

  • Ivan Gheorghe INMA Bucharest, Romania
  • Catalina Tudora National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

Climate changes is a reality in Europe today, the continent is affected by heat waves unthinkable in the past, accompanied by prolonged drought, with substantial economic costs and reduced food and water resources. Romania is situated in the high risk of drought and desertification, their effects are visible especially in the south and southeast, areas of major importance in obtaining food resources. This article presents a study of an experiment that was conducted on two adjacent sites in Roata de Jos (Southern Romania), a site cultivated with safflower and other with sunflower, the interest beeing the evaluation safflower culture as an alternative to sunflower culture from the perspective terms of income traditional farmers in drought conditions.

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Published

2014-12-01

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Section

Working Group 1: Plant Cultivation and Animal Growing Technologies