Evaluation of Diverse and Nutritious Climateresilient Crops (Finger millet) for Dietary Diversification in Marginal Environments
- Evaluate agronomic performance of African mini core collection of finger millet under varying soil salinity levels.
- Group finger millet accessions based on response to different salinity levels.
- Identify salt-tolerant finger millet accessions for further studies.
Dates of Sowing: 14 January 2020
Experimental Design: Augmented design with checks repeated in each block
Genotypes: 75 test entries + 5 checks
Environments: 3 salinity levels (control (0 dS/m), 6 dS/m and 10 dS/m)
Nomenclature of the crop:
Common name: Finger millet Scientific name: Eleusine coracana Arabic name: Ragi