Nastinova G.E. Biological Bases of Introduction of Feed Plants in the Conditions of Drying Land of Kalmykia // Arid ecosystems. 2018. V. 24. № 4 (77). P. 44-50. | PDF
The current state of land use in the Republic of Kalmykia is considered. The increase of saline lands degraded by salinization and erosion is shown. The expansion of the species composition of fodder crops of introductions of amaranth with the purpose of increasing the productivity of degraded arable lands is substantiated. A great advantage of amaranth is high nutritional value and good digestibility of feed. Amaranth can be of great importance as a high-protein fodder crop and ensures the quality of feed production for the sustainable development of livestock in the Republic of Kalmykia.
Keywords: fertility, arid conditions, degradation, fodder crops, drought resistance, salt tolerance, productivity, amaranth, arable land.