Evaluation of Production of Fresh Salicornia Tips for Food Use

Project/Experiment Duration: 2020-2021

Research Innovation Themes: Crop Improvement and Sustainable Production

Project/Experiment Team: Dr. Dionysia Angeliki Lyra Dr. Kennia Brum Doncato Mr. Balagurusamy Santhanakrishnan Mr. Muhammad Amir Mustafa Mr. Velmurugan Arumugam

Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the production of fresh Salicornia tips for food use.
  2. Estimate the number of harvests in field conditions and the length of Salicornia tips/shoots.

Date of Sowing: 29 November 2020 Experimental design: RCBD with 3 replications Genotypes: ICBA-2, ICBA-4, ICBA-5, ICBA-8 Harvest schedule:

  • Late January
  • Late February
  • Late March
  • Second harvest after first cutting

Water used for irrigation: Groundwater (25-26 dS/m)