Hydrological behaviour and rooting patterns of some grass species planted in sodic Vertisols under rainfed conditions

In a field study five grass species, viz. Marvel grass, Para grass, Vetiver grass, Karnal grass and Napier grass were evaluated to assess their suitability as biological reclaiming agent and vegetative barriers for reclaiming as well as reducing soil erosion and enhancing in situ water conservation in a moderate sodic clay soil.