INFLUENCE OF THE MEADOW MANAGEMENT ON ARNICA MONTANA L. SPECIES

Authors

  • IOAN ROTAR
  • FLORIN PACURAR
  • ROXANA VIDICAN
  • ANCA BOGDAN

Abstract

Management practices fulfill different functions in grassland systems and generates functional diversity of plant communities. Semi-natural grasslands in the Apuseni Mountains meets a variety of herbs, including the Arnica montana L. species, Natura 2000 species list, Appendix V, code 6230. To highlight this point in 2009 we installed an experience in Garda de Sus village, Alba county, Apuseni Mountains. Management is generating major changes in grassland diversity and thus tried to follow the effect on Arnica montana L. Experience has 5 variants by 5 repetitions, which are: V1 abandoned pasture; V2 - traditional mowing, V3- early mowing, V4 - mowing twice per year; V5- mimicking grazing by repeated mowing. Number of inflorescences per stem flowering and number of flowers per stem is influenced by grassland management.

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Published

2012-02-01

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Working Group 3: Fundamentally Disciplines and Environment and Plant Management