Evaluation of Diverse and Nutritious Climate-resilient Crops/Accessions for Dietary Diversification in Marginal Environments

Project/Experiment Duration: 2020-2022

Research Innovation Themes: Crop Improvement and Sustainable Production

Project/Experiment Team: Dr. Abidemi Talabi Dr. Prashant Vikram Dr. Rahman Hifzurrahman Dr. Mohammad Shahid Mr. Bala G. Samy Mr. Saif ul Islam Dr. R.K. Singh

Description of Experiments: Experiment 1: Nursery evaluation of diverse crops (proso millet, barnyard millet, buckwheat, moth bean, cumin, carom seed) using systematic design under three salinity levels. Experiment 2: Trial evaluation of 80-strong African mini core collection of finger millet using augmented RCBD under three salinity levels. Experiment 3: Trial evaluation of 232-strong mini core collection of pearl millet using augmented RCBD under three salinity levels. Experiment 4: Trial evaluation of 48-strong African mini core collection of fonio using augmented RCBD under two irrigation regimes. Experiment 5: Trial evaluation of 35-strong mini core collection of foxtail millet using augmented RCBD under two irrigation regimes.

Summary of Experiments

S/N

Crop common name

Scientific name

Arabic name

Treatments

Evaluation type

Date of sowing

1

Pearl millet

Pennisetum glaucum

الدخن اللؤلؤي

0, 6 and 10 dS/m

Trial

25-Jan-21

2

Finger millet

Eleusine coracana

الدخن

14-Jan-21

3

Proso millet

Panicum miliaceum

دخن معروف

Nursery

10 & 11-Nov-20

4

Barnyard millet

Echinochloa esculenta

بارنيارد الدخن

5

Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum

الحنطة السوداء

6

Moth bean

Vigna aconitifolia

حبة العثة

7

Ajwain/Carom

Trachyspermum ammi

اجوين

8

Cumin

Cuminum cyminum

كمون

9

Fonio

Digitaria exilis

ديجيتاريا منفية

50 & 100 % irrigation

Trial

28-Jan-21

10

Foxtail millet

Setaria italica

الدخن الثعلب