Effect of Salinity on Growth of Five Genotypes of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.R. Br)

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2015-06-15
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Lubna Osman Mohmed El Fadul, El Fadul
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uofk
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This study was conducted, during the summer of 2007 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum (latitude: 15o 40R42;N and longitude: 32o 32R42;E) to investigate the performance of five genotypes of pearl millet (Pennitstum glaucum L.R.Br) under three levels of salinity. The five genotypes included the genotype JM3, JM38, JM44, BS/Sh49 and Madelkawiya. Salinity levels were 0Ec (control), 6Ec, and 8Ec. The treatments were randomly assigned in a factorial experiment using a completely randomized design with six replications. The growth parameters measured were plant height, number of leaves/plant, leaf area, stem diameter and fresh and dry weight/plant. The results showed that there were no significant differences among genotypes in all characters studied, except plant height at 60 days and leaf area at 60 days. The genotype JM38 exhibited the highest plant height and JM3 exhibited highest leaf area. On the other hand, salinity levels had significant effect on plant height control exhibited high plant height after 60 days and fresh weight per plant at 45 and 75 days, and plant Na content. However, the interaction between treatments and genotypes was non significant for all characters studied in all occasions
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Effect of Salinity on Growth of Five Genotypes of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.R. Br)
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