Tolerance of some potential forage grasses from arid regions of Pakistan to salinity and drought

  • Muhammad Ashraf


Pakistan falls into arid and semi-arid regions, as about an area of 562,592 km2 out of 803,935 km2 of the total area of Pakistan is the arid land with an annual rainfall of less than 60 cm. Of the total salinized land, 56,656 km2 are saline, 29,138 km2 are saline sodic and 283 km2 sodic soil [1]. A large part of available agricultural land remains non-irrigated due to shortage of water. The unavailability of water and low rainfall are the major factors for converting large areas into deserts.


Salt Tolerance Relative Water Content Proline Content Salt Treatment Osmotic Adjustment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Ashraf
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan

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