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 sustainable use of lavender, a fragrant and versatile herb with a rich history, has gained prominence as a model of responsible agriculture and product development. This abstract delves into the multifaceted aspects of sustainable lavender use and the products derived from it, emphasizing the delicate balance between lavender farming, environmental well-being, and economic viability. Lavender, renowned for its aromatic allure and diverse applications, serves as a symbol of sustainable agriculture in its cultivation regions. This abstract explores the interconnected dimensions of sustainable lavender use and the diverse range of products that emerge from this emblematic herb. The sustainable cultivation of lavender embodies a harmonious relationship between agriculture and the environment. Lavender farms often adopt eco-friendly practices, minimizing their ecological footprint and demonstrating a balanced agroecological system. Lavender fields serve as habitats for pollinators, beneficial insects, and native plant species. Sustainable lavender farming practices contribute to biodiversity preservation and the overall health of the local ecosystem. Responsible resource management is at the core of sustainable lavender cultivation. Water-wise irrigation systems, organic farming methods, and judicious pesticide usage are pivotal in conserving natural resources and reducing the environmental impact. Sustainable lavender farming supports the livelihoods of local communities, particularly small-scale farmers. The economic dimension of lavender cultivation aligns seamlessly with the environmental, as farmers recognize the importance of responsible land management. The versatility of lavender extends to the products derived from it. Lavender yields a diverse range of items, including essential oils, fragrances, culinary ingredients, and health and wellness products. The sustainable production of these items embodies ecological responsibility and consumer well-being. Lavender has deep cultural and historical roots, often intertwined with the heritage of the regions where it is cultivated. Sustainable lavender use not only respects cultural traditions but also fosters a sense of cultural pride and environmental stewardship.
lavender, plantation, importance, particularities, environment
Presentation: poster