Evaluation of Diverse and Nutritious Climateresilient Crops (Pearl millet) for Dietary Diversification in Marginal Environments
- Evaluate African mini core collection of pearl millet for response to varying soil salinity levels.
- Classify pearl millet accessions into clusters based on response to different salinity levels.
- Identify pearl millet accessions with tolerance to salinity stress.
Dates of Sowing: 25 January 2020
Experimental Design: Augmented design with checks repeated in each block
Genotypes: 224 test entries + 8 checks
Environments: 3 salinity levels (control (0 dS/m), 6 dS/m and 10 dS/m)
Nomenclature of the crop:
Common name: Pearl millet
Scientific name: Pennisetum glaucum
Arabic name: Bajra