R. JIGĂU 1 , L. VORNICU 1, Ș. ZOICAN 1 , F. IMBREA 1 , R. PAȘCALĂU 1 1University of Life Sciences “King Mihai I” from Timișoara, Romania
The cultivation of lavender in the picturesque Banat area, known for its semi-arid climate, botanical diversity, and rich cultural heritage, has emerged as a focal point of interest in the context of sustainable agriculture. This abstract embarks on a journey to explore the sustainability of lavender cultures in Banat, shedding light on the intricate dynamics between lavender farming and ecological well-being. Lavender, celebrated for its aromatic allure and diverse applications, thrives in Banat's distinctive ecosystem. However, its cultivation in this region extends far beyond the production of fragrant essential oils. Lavender farming exemplifies a holistic approach to agriculture that emphasizes environmental harmony, economic vitality, and cultural preservation. The manuscript highlights the sustainable essence of lavender cultures in Banat. Beyond its aromatic appeal, lavender farming exemplifies a harmonious relationship with the environment, the preservation of biodiversity, and the conservation of precious natural resources. The multi-faceted significance of lavender farming positions it as a model of responsible agriculture, where the interconnectedness of human activity and nature is celebrated for the benefit of both. Lavender cultivation in Banat reflects a delicate balance between agriculture and nature. The semi-arid climate and well-adapted lavender varieties minimize ecological impact, promoting a harmonious coexistence with the local ecosystem. Lavender fields in Banat serve as havens for a wide array of pollinators, beneficial insects, and native plant species. Their presence bolsters biodiversity, contributing to the resilience of the regional environment. Sustainable farming practices within lavender cultivation prioritize resource efficiency. Water-wise irrigation systems, organic farming techniques, and limited pesticide usage are integral to resource preservation, reducing the environmental footprint.
lavender, plantation, importance, particularities, environment
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