Economic Botany Section
Davganamdal, Tumenjargal , Sodnomdarjaa, Jigjidsuren .
Evaluation of native ecotypes and modern cultivars of legumes and grasses.
Mongolia is a country in Central Asia that extends for 1531 thousands square kilometers. 2823 plant species from 128 families (Gubanov I.A, 1996) including about 600 species of forage plants have been registered in Mongolia. Mongolia has six major vegetation zones, each having different topography, elevation, temperature, rainfall distribution, soils and vegetation. Plant communities in Mongolia have evolved and adapted to sustained grazing pressure from animals and livestock. But, during last few years overgrazing has started threatening plant diversity and range condition. In order to rehabilitate degraded pasture and abandoned crop land in Mongolia, testing and evaluating the native and modern forage plants in non irrigated condition is needed. Since 2004, the “Green Gold” programme of Swiss Development Agency in Mongolia, conducted field experiments in two sites on the evaluation of native ecotypes and modern cultivars of forage legumes and grasses and 32 varieties were sown in non-irrigated condition and 8 samples selected as a superior.
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1 - Mongolian State University of Agriculture, Biology, Zaisan 210153, Mongolian State University of Agriculture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 976, Mongolia
2 - Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of Mongolia, Pasture management, Zaisan 210153, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, 976, Mongolia
Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Time: 8:15 AM