This experiment forms part of ICBA’s extensive research on salt-tolerant grasses. It is aimed at investigating the effect of saline water irrigation on the productivity of native grasses under sandy soil conditions in the UAE. The experiment aims to:
- Evaluate the agronomic performance and biomass yield of 14 cultivars under three levels of saline water irrigation;
- Assess the nutritional quality of fresh and dry forages of 14 cultivars;
- Determine the effect of saline water irrigation on the plants as part of a long-term study.