Long-term experiment for evaluation of salinity tolerance among large collections of buffel grass


  1. Assess the long-term impact of salinity on buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) germplasm growth, productivity, and on soil status
  2. Evaluation of the selected accessions for forage quality under saline conditions.
  3. Improve best management practices for forage crops in marginal regions.

Experiment Details

Planting date: 2007

Field Variables:

  • A total number of 40 germplasm accessions
  • Salinity levels: 3 (8, 16, and  24 dS/m)
  • The plots were laid out in strips where each genotype was grown on 2 rows 4 m long.