Development and adoption of improved chickpea varieties in Myanmar

Than, A M and Maw, J B and Aung, T and Gaur, P M and Gowda, C L L (2007) Development and adoption of improved chickpea varieties in Myanmar. Journal of SAT Agricultural Research, 5 (1). pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is an important food legume in Myanmar. It is mainly grown in central dry zone of the country, mainly in Sagaing (54%), Magway (26%) and Mandalay (16%) divisions (Table 1). During 2004–05, the chickpea area in Myanmar was about 205,000 ha, with a production of 239,000 t, and average yield was 1,171 kg ha-1. Chickpea is grown under residual soil moisture in both lowland and upland conditions. In lowland areas, it is grown as a relay or sequential crop after rice (Oryza sativa), while in upland areas it is grown mostly on black soils (Vertisols) with a good water holding capacity after an early short-duration crop of sesame (Sesamum indicum), maize (Zea mays) or pulses or after fallow. Chickpea is also sown along the banks of Ayeyarwaddy River after the flood water recedes.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 05:24
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 05:24
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2573
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