Auteur: Vintu V., Samuil C., Saghin G. and Stavarache M.
Jaar van uitgifte: 2015
In the mountainous region of Romania about 200,000 ha is covered by grassland, which is mainly dominated by Nardus stricta L. We have studied the influence of mineral fertilization on productivity, canopy composition and forage quality of Nardus stricta L. permanent grassland in the intra-mountainous depression of Vatra Dornei (North-Eastern Carpathians, 820 m.a.s.l.). Fertilisation was applied at rates of N100-200 P100-200 kg ha‑1 in one or several applications. These mineral fertilizer rates resulted in changes in the dominant species of Nardus stricta L. grasslands, by increasing the percentage of Festuca rubra L. and Agrostis capillaris L. Productivity increased by 119-224%, as well as forage quality compared to the unfertilized control.