Salinity and sodicity influence on Taramira (Eruca sativa), A medicinal crop

  • Muhammad Arshad Ullah Land Resources Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad 45500, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Rasheed PMAS - Agronomy Department, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. Punjab, Pakistan
  • Imdad Ali Mahmood Land Resources Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad 45500, Pakistan

Abstract

Seeds of Taramira (Eruca sativa) as medicinal plant were sown in a pot study under various salinity cum sodicity levels. Out of different levels tested, 4 dSm-1+ 13.5 (mmol L-1)1/2 treatment got maximum biomass yield (34 gpot-1). It was declined due to salinity increase. At 10 dSm-1 + 30 (mmol L-1)1/2 minimum biomass yield (22.33 gpot-1) was gotten. Results also indicated decrease (%) of biomass yield over lowest level of salinity cum sodicity. Least reduction % over control (15.73) was attained by 5 dSm-1 + 25 (mmol L-1)1/2 treatment showing better tolerance. Growth least reduction % over control was ranging from 15.73% to 34.32% due to toxic salts. This variation was linked with toxic influence of salts on plant growth. At the nutshell, Taramaria (Eruca sativa) was produced maximum growth under 4 dSm-1+ 13.5 (mmol L-1)1/2.

Keywords: Taramira, Saline- sodic, Medicinal value and biomass yield

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Ullah, M. A., M. Rasheed, and I. A. Mahmood. “Salinity and Sodicity Influence on Taramira (Eruca Sativa), A Medicinal Crop”. Research in Pharmacy, Vol. 9,  , pp. 06-08, doi:https://doi.org/10.25081/rip.2019.v9.5715.
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