International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Determination of the Best Seeding Time for Atriplex Seeds
Hamid Madani 1, Gholamreza Naderi Broojerdi 1, Ebrahim Farahani 2
1 Faculty of Agriculture, Arak Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran
2 Agriculture and Natural Resource Center, Tehran Providence, Tehran, Iran
Atriplex is one of the plants that have a good response to saline soils, cold environments, dry lands and semi arid ecosystems. These tree limiting ecological parameters are the main stressors for arid and semiarid ecosystems, such as the center regions of Iran. The climate of the great Tehran region has two ecological limiting factors for shrubs planting, plant growth and development. In addition to recurrent drought periods in dry summers, there may as well be freezing temperatures during cold winters.
Key words: Atriplex conescens, small shrub, sowing time, root length