Field Evaluation of Salinity Tolerance among Large Collections of Buffel Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) accessions
- 1. Assess Buffel grass germplasm, including local landraces, for salt tolerance
- 2. Evaluate the selected accessions for forage yield and quality under field conditions
- 3. Multiply and distribute seed among NARS in WANA region
Date of Planting: 2005
Experimental Design: Field plantation according to a planting density of 4 plants per linear meter. The plots are laid out in strips where each genotype is grown on 2 rows of 4 meters.
Treatments/Variables: 40 entries with 3 salinity levels (8, 16 and 24 dS/m)
Project/Experiment Duration: 2005 - ongoing