Morphological, Physiological, Productivity, and Nutritional Characteristics of Saline-Tolerant Forage Plants

Harmini Harmini, Achmad Fanindi, Maureen Chrisye Hadiatry


Because of  a source of feed, saline-tolerant forage plants are one of the factors promoting the development of ruminant livestock on saline soils. Developing tolerant forage on saline soils necessitates several requirements cause saline soil stress reduces forage crop productivity. The strategy for developing forage on saline soils is to create forage that is characterized by morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. These characteristics must be identified in order for the forage developed to truly adapt to saline land and become local varieties or new high yielding varieties as a result of saline tolerant breeding. Forage production, performance (architecture), and nutrition are expected benefits of tolerant saline soils forage. Cultivation technology must support the genetic advantage of forage varieties on saline soils in order for their genetic potential to emerge. Planting superior forage varieties on saline land is expected to meet the ongoing need for feed while also developing livestock on sub-optimal land.


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