Evaluation and characterization of selected accessions of under-utilized legumes under contrasting research environments in Dubai

Season
2021-2022

Experiment

Trial evaluation of 49, 50, and 88 accessions of African yam bean, African winged bean, and Bambara groundnut under contrasting water salinity and irrigation regimes.

Objective

To introduce, evaluate and identify nutritious and adapted legumes for dietary, crop, and food production system diversification in marginal environments.

Summary

S/N

Crop common name

Scientific name

No. of access.

Exptl. design

No. of blocks

No. of test access.

No. of checks

Research condition

0 dS/m

Research condition

10 dS/m

Research condition

50% Irrigation

Date of Sowing

1

African yam bean

Sphenostylis stenocarpa

49

Augmented RCB

2

44

5

X

X

X

30 Nov 21

2

African winged bean

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

50

Augmented RCB

2

45

5

X

X

X

07 Dec 21

3

Bambara groundnut

Vigna subterranea 

88

Augmented RCB

2

80

8

X

X

X

25 Nov 21