Screening for Salinity Stress in Different Genotypes of Foxtail Millet, Amaranth, Salicornia  in Hydroponic System

Season
2021-2022

Objectives

  1. Comparison of  Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica), Amaranth (Amaranthus sp.), and Salicornia accessions for their tolerance to salinity.
  2. Evaluation of physiological parameters in the different accessions under increasing salinities.
  3. Determination of the ‘threshold salinity’ within the studied crop.
  4. Comparing salinity tolerance in a mini core collection of Salicornia at germination stage with the effect of germination stimulant.

Experiment Details

Date of Sowing: November 2021

Experimental Design: Systematic planting in a hydroponic system.

Treatments: 

  • Setup I: 7 salinity levels (0, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 dS/m)
  • Setup II: 5 salinity levels (0, 4, 8, 12 and 16 dS/m)