Abiotic Stress-Tolerant Vegetable and Grain Amaranth for Crop and Diet Diversification
Project/Experiment Duration: 2020-2021
- Evaluate performance of African core collection of amaranth in UAE environments.
- Identify at least two most adapted accessions for grain and leafy type each for each location.
- Identify and categorize a set of core germplasm collection with respect to the general vs specific adaptability across different locations.
- Introduce and evaluate the core collection of amaranth in the targeted countries (Bhutan, Egypt, Lao PDR, Mozambique, Togo, Tunisia, the UAE and Uzbekistan).
Dates of Sowing: 10 November 2020
Experimental Design: Augmented design with checks repeated in each block
Genotypes: 65 test entries + 9 checks
Environments: 3 water salinity levels (control, 6 and 10 dS/m)