A Research on The Botanical Composition of Handüzü Plateau





Handüzü, Canopy cover rate, Botanical composition, Pasture status, Top-seeding


In this study, which was carried out in 2018, some vegetation characteristics of Handüzü plateau which was connected to Güneysu district of Rize province was determined by using Lup method. Canopy cover and botanical composition ratios and pasture status class were investigated in the study. As a result of the study, 4 grasses, 4 legume and 33 other family plants were identified. The rate canopy covering of the research area was 82.40%, the rate of grasses in the botanical composition was 33.37%, the rate of the legumes was 5.75% and the ratio of the other families was 60.88%. The first three species, the most common found in pasture, respectively; Nardus stricta L. (27.00%), Carex atrata L. subsp. aterrima (Hoppe) Hartm. (11.10%) and Polygala alpestris Rchb. (8.50%). Pasture status was determined as weak with a value of 2.456% degree of pasture quality. It was concluded that especially controlled grazing and top-seeding, were applied together other methods of breeding.



How to Cite

Bakoğlu, A., Baykal, H., & Çatal, M. İkbal. (2019). A Research on The Botanical Composition of Handüzü Plateau. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 7(9), 1339–1343. https://doi.org/10.24925/turjaf.v7i9.1339-1343.2561



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