Ganiyeva S.A., Dunyamaliyeva N.Y., Ramazanova F.M. INFLUENCE OF GRAZING ON SOILS CHARACTERISTIC UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF ARID SUBTROPICAL STEPPE IN AZERBAIJAN // Arid ecosystems. 2019. V. 25. № 3 (80). P. 39-44. | PDF
It is revealed that the grey-brown soils of the arid steppes lost about 50% depth of the humic horizon, nitrogen content diminished twice and relatively in less degree – mobile combinations of phosphorus and potassium at long intensive unsystematic cattle grazing. The physico-mechanical characteristics also deteriorated – soil density increased, the valuable silty fractions were leached on the top of profile, the soil structure deteriorated at expense of pulverization, the valuable water – resistant aggregates content was reduced.
Keywords: grey-brown soils, pasture load, reserve regime, regular and unsystematic grazing.