Cultivation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) in Desert Ecoregion

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Output type: Chapter in book

UM6P affiliated Publication?: Yes

Author list: 2. Rodriguez, J. P., Ono, E., Choukr-Allah, R., & Hirich, A

Publication year: 2020


Languages: English (EN-GB)

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Field experiments with the Andean grain crop, quinoa (keen-waa) were tested in three localities of United Arab Emirates at two, three and five sowing densities in 2016–2017. Four quinoa genotypes were utilized (two selected quinoa lines: ICBA-Q3 and ICBA-Q5; and two introduced quinoa genotypes: Titicaca and Amarilla Sacaca). Sowing density did not affect aerial and ground dry biomass. However, grain yield and harvest index were different among quinoa genotypes. Quantity of irrigation had effect on the production of biomass as in Dubai and Al Dhaid, though water with low salinity was used. Photoperiod and temperature were appropriate for the growth and development of quinoa genotypes in the three localities. Quinoa genotypes can grow in sandy native soils. The period used for cultivating quinoa between October to February were optimal than April. Conditions of drip irrigation should be similar, nevertheless in Abu Dhabi the conditions were at farmer level and it should be optimized.


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