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Research Article Open Access
In order to find a solution for the problems created due to the negative effects of severe conditions of the ecosystem of desert surrounding pistachio fields and other agricultural activities in salt flat of Kashan, the present research was carried out with the aim of increasing pastures and balancing the mentioned ecosystem by determining the most adequate pasture species and the method of planting. In this research, two plant species Suaeda fruticosa and Atriplex canisence were planted using split-plot in pot planting method with and without reaping operation (breaking the hard pan) in a split-plot statistical design and with random blocking design. Planting was done in dry farming way in March. It was watered 3 times in the first years. The statistical data were analyzed each year and variance was obtained. Finally, the most adequate planting method and species were determined using the results and data analysis.
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Author(s): Morteza Abtahi Tayebeh Bakhshi and Behzad Kaviani
Desert reclamation, Survival, Hard layer, Reaping, Salt flat of Kashan