Elisaveta Vasileva


Agro ecological system of amaranth is a basic unit in the field of sustainable production in agriculture. The properties of the cultivars determine their potential for application: food, fodder, medicinal, decorative, organic fertilizer, protection from wind, erosion control, phytomelioration, phytoremediation, biofuel, utilization of unused land, to purify the areas of nematodes, in mixed crops, like monoculture or as an alternative crop in field and vegetable crop rotations. Aim of the study is to explore the available technological solutions in the production of pseudocerealsc such as amaranth cultural forms, worldwide. In the present study the subject of field experience are leaf amaranth, quinoa and grain amaranth. Purpose of the experiment is to determine whether the microclimate near the town of Plovdiv is suitable for growing crops. Plovdiv field represents alluvial plains formed in Central South Bulgaria on the Maritsa River and its tributaries. The climate is continental, quite typical for central southern parts of Europe. The plants of A. sruentus developed normally and yields are comparable to received in different parts of the world in a production environment. The economic viability of production of amaranth is determined by the specific use of the product. Culture should be cultivated after determining the target market, choosing the appropriate marketing strategy and preferably after signing contracts with buyers. Under these conditions, the profitability of the amaranth is five to ten times higher than that of wheat.


grain amaranth, A. Cruentus, pseudo cereals


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