Optimizing Management Practices for Maximum Production of Two Salt-tolerant Grasses (Sporobolus virginicus and Distichlis spicata)

ICBA has conducted extensive research on salt-tolerant grasses. This work involves evaluating the performance of salt-tolerant annual and perennial forages under extremely saline conditions. As part of this research, scientists also study the growth and yield of two salt-tolerant grasses like Sporobolus virginicus and Distichlis spicata. In a series of field experiments, these grasses have been proven to grow and produce fresh and dry forage well on highly salt-affected farms in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the UAE. This experiment aims to determine optimum management practices for achieving the maximum output under local conditions.