A wide range of short-term hydroponic experiments are conducted in the greenhouse (1). The current experiments are focused on:
- Comparing the salinity tolerance of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and amaranth (Amaranthus sp.) accessions with that of barley (Hordeum vulgare), pearl millet and sorghum; as well as the relative salinity tolerance of quinoa with that of amaranth;
- Evaluating physiological parameters in different accessions at increasing salinity levels;
- Determining the range for the level of tolerance to salinity within the crops;
- Comparing the salinity tolerance of quinoa accessions in the diversity panel at the germination and early seedling stages;
- Comparing salinity tolerance in a mini-core collection of sorghum;
- Comparing salinity tolerance in a mini-core collection of finger millet.