Evaluation of Sri Lankan pigeonpea germplasm for some agronomic traits

Saxena, K B and Fonseka, H H D and Hettiarachchi, K and Joseph, K D S M and Reddy, L J and Bramel-Cox, P J (1998) Evaluation of Sri Lankan pigeonpea germplasm for some agronomic traits. International Chickpea Newsletter, 5. pp. 26-28. ISSN 0257-2508

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Sixty pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan] accessions collected from different agroecological zones in Sri Lanka and 10 control lines representing different maturity groups were evaluated during the 1990-91 main rainy (maha) season at Maha Illuppallama. Plots were hand weeded and sprayed with insecticides 3 times. The results showed that the germplasm available in Sri Lanka contains considerable variation for important agronomic traits. The long-duration types often found in backyards are not suitable for commercial production due to their excessive height and susceptibility to pod borers and pod fly. The short-duration group has a narrow variability for flowering, maturity and height, and some were superior in yield to the control cv. ICPL87. Major insect pests can be managed in the short-duration types, and when sown under high density with good management practices, they can yield 1.0-1.5 t/ha.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2011 09:43
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2011 09:43
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2950
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