Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty member of Mazandaran Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center

2 Faculty member of Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands in Iran


It was necessary to detect Technical knowledge for advising culturing various plant species which share in production forage rangelands depend on region condition. Vicia subvillosa species seeds were collected from ranges around road direction Azadshahr city toward Shahrood city, on 1900 meter height level form sea, and planted. The goal was to introduce the suitable season and method for cultivating this species in rangeland area. Experiment was performed on Telmadare area in Posht-kooh water spreading station with 350 mm. precipitation and semi dry cold climate. Main treatments include autumn and spring, sowing date, and two subsidiary treatments seedling and planting seed, by split plot completely randomize block design in three repetition were compared. Result showed that there was a significant deference between spring and fall date cultivation, and also between two subsidiary seedlings and planting seed. Seed Germination and survival at growing period in fall season (Germination 30.50%, survival 20.97% ) compared to spring (Germination 21.50%, survival 15.33% ) and planting seed (Germination 32.61%, survival 22.39% ) compared to seedling (Germination 21.39%, survival 13.92% ) were preferred. So with Vicia subvillosa cultivation is possible to produce forage in experimental Station case, and similar climatic ecosystem area.


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