Regional Shift in Chickpea Production in India

Gowda, C L L and Rao, P P and Tripathi, S and Gaur, P M and Deshmukh, R B (2009) Regional Shift in Chickpea Production in India. In: Milestones in Food Legumes Research. Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur, India, pp. 21-35.

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Abstract

Chickpea (Cieer arietinum L.) is one of the earliest grain crops cultivated by man. Even today, chickpea continues to play an important role in agricultural systems, ranking third behind dry beans (Phaseolus spp.) and field pea (Pisum sativum L.) in terms of world pulses production. It is a low input-requiring crop, deriving over 70% of its N requirement through symbiotic N fixation. Being a legume, it is particularly important to the farmers as a rotation or second crop after cereals, often maturing in the driest and hottest part of the year...................

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 13:08
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 13:08
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5558
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