The Effect of Aspect Factor in Isparta-Arapdagi Rangeland on the Dry Forage Yield and Botanical Composition


Alper B. A.

RESEARCH JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.9, no.9, pp.73-78, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : RESEARCH JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-78

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the plant-covered area, dry forage yield and botanical composition in Isparta-Arapdagi rangeland during 2008-2009. The measurements were carried out for a period of two years during the months of June and September at 4 different aspects of the grazed and protected rangeland areas. "Line intercept (transect)" method was used for the determination of plant-covered area whereas "quadrat method" was used to determine dry forage yield. It was determined as a result of measurements that the average plant-covered area of the rangeland was 17.8 % whereas the average dry forage yield was 78.8 kg/da.