Kikuyu Grass : A Valuable Salt-Tolerant Fodder Grass

  title={Kikuyu Grass : A Valuable Salt-Tolerant Fodder Grass},
  author={Mathangi Radhakrishnan and Yoav Waisel and Marcelo Sternberg},
The turf grass Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. (kikuyu grass) is one of the candidate plants for utilization and reclamation of salinized areas. The capability of kikuyu grass to grow under saline conditions was tested during 6 months, under various irrigation treatments (tap water control, 80-mM, 150-mM, 200-mM, 240mM NaCl). Plant biomass production was visibly affected only at NaCl concentrations greater than 150-mM NaCl. Plant growth and plant regeneration capability in the 200and 240-mM… CONTINUE READING


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