THE INFLUENCE OF FRUIT TREES ON THE AGROSTIS CAPILLARIS L. SPECIES IN THE SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS OF DISADVANTAGED AREAS PUBLISHEDI. SĂNDOIU 1, Luminiţa COJOCARIU 1,
Abstract: One of the most effective measures for making the best of disadvantaged areas, especially mountain areas, in Romania, is reconsidering the silvopastoral production system, in which all components: grass, wood, habitat and biodiversity strike an ecological and economic balance. The present study was made for establishing the behaviour of species Agrostis capillaris L. under the influence of the canopy of fruit trees (apple trees) on the pasture belonging to Caraşova village in Aninei Mountains (Western Carpathians in Romania).We observed the externalization of some quantitative characteristics of species Agrostis capillaris L. in areas shaded and not shaded by the tree crowns in the pasture under analysis. In areas shaded by trees, we found taller plants, which were more uniform from the point of view of their height. At the same time, plants here were greener and heavier than plants that were not shaded by trees.
Keywords: silvopastoral systems, mountain area, Agrostis capillaris L