The use of Plantbac Panels in the Soil and Its Role on the Growth and Water Consumption of Haloxylon Aphylum in the desert Areas of Kashan

Document Type : Research Article


1 Associate Professor, Deserts Research Department, Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands, AREEO, Tehran, Iran

2 Associated Professor, Kashan

3 Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands,

4 Professor, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Tehran, I.R. Iran.



Water saving in the soil during planting is one of the main challenges of biological stabilization, especially in dry and desert areas. The effect of hydrophilic materials in maintaining soil moisture caused that in this study, completely biological hydrophilic panels with the brand name Plantback were used for three years (1397-1399) on Tag Haloxylon persicum in the research station of dry and desert areas of Kashan and compare it with the witness to be tested. For this purpose, seedlings were planted on plantback plates that were placed inside holes 30-40 cm deep. Seedlings were irrigated once every four weeks and once every two weeks for six months in two years (spring and summer) in amounts of 10 and 20 litres for each base. The data were statistically analysed based on the design of two split plots in the form of randomized complete block design using SAS software program and the comparison of means was done by Duncan's method. The results showed that the effect of water consumption treatment on crown diameter, crown volume and biomass amount is significant. From the interaction of the average biomass production in the treatments that were significant, it was concluded that Plantback is more than 20% superior to the average of the control treatments. Therefore, it can be said that the use of Plantback hydrophilic plates in the soil were more effective in reducing water consumption by at least the same amount compared to the control.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 01 May 2024
  • Receive Date: 22 November 2023
  • Revise Date: 15 February 2024
  • Accept Date: 01 May 2024
  • First Publish Date: 01 May 2024
  • Publish Date: 01 May 2024