Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 314

Full Length Research Paper

Performance of Casuarina eqisetifolia provenances on a saline site in southern Pakistan

Mukhtiar Ali1*, M. U. Sherazi2, M. A. Khan2 and Nico Marcar3
1Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Peshawar, Pakistan. 2Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA), Tandojam, Pakistan. 3Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia.
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  •  Accepted: 23 September 2011
  •  Published: 25 October 2011


Survival and growth of 16 provenances of Casuarina eqisetifolia Forst were compared in a trial established on a saline site near Tandojam, southern Pakistan. The site is located at 25° 26' 0" N / 68° 32' 0" E at latitude of 14 m above sea level in Sindh Province, Pakistan. Survival up to 6 months varied from 56 to 78%. Height growth was generally slow. The performance of provenance 18118 was comparatively better than other provenances. The average fresh weight/plant was about 1 kg/plant.


Key words: Saline site, Casuarina equisetifolia, provenances.