Weed flora in the agro-ecosystems of Eastern Europe: a case study of the Lipetsk region, Russian federation

Natalja Luneva1, Еvgeniya Mysnik1, Roman Shchuchka2, Vyacheslav Zakharov2, Vladimir Kravchenko2, Boris Sotnikov2
1 All-Russian Research Institute of Protection of Plants, St. Petersburg 196608, Russia
2 Bunin Yelets State University (YelSU), Yelets 399770, Russia

Abstract

Luneva, N., Mysnik, E., Shchuchka, R., Zakharov, V., Kravchenko,V., & Sotnikov, B. (2019). Weed flora in the agro-ecosystems of Eastern Europe: a case study of the Lipetsk region, Russian federation. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 25 (Suppl. 2), 178–186

Global climate change entails changes in the plant species composition in different areas. From this perspective, both need monitoring, this study uses a modern scientific approach to the concept of “weed” and “agroecosystem” to explore the current species composition of agroecosystems’ weeds of the Lipetsk region, Russian Federation. The research framework includes field data on ruderal and segetal communities. Data collection sites are farms. Information gathering embraces weed taxonomy, floristic diversity and species frequency. A comparative analysis of these data allows finding similarities and differences in weed species composition between different habitats.

Keywords: weeds; agroecosystem; phytosanitary certification; segetal habitats; ruderal habitats; species composition; floristic analysis

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