A proposal for a working group on acid soil tolerance in grain legumes

Nageswara Rao, R C and Gowda, C L L and Johansen, C and Rupela, O P and Singh, A K and Nigam, S N and Anders, M M and Rego, T J and McDonald, D (1995) A proposal for a working group on acid soil tolerance in grain legumes. In: Plant-soil interactions at low pH: principles and management. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium, 12-16 Sept 1993, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Little progress has been made in characterising genetic variability in grain legume crops in response to acid soil conditions. It is proposed such genetic variability should be explored, primarily for groundnut but also for other grain legumes depending on the interest expressed by potential cooperators. This objective should be addressed by initiating a working group to integrate global efforts in screening genotypes of grain legumes for tolerance to acid soils, preferably involving scientists from countries where acid soils are a major constraint, to establish appropriate field screening facilities. The support of national and international organisations conducting research on acid soils is also sought. This approach would contribute to development of acid tolerant genotypes, leading to sustainable grain legume production and sustainable cropping systems on acid soils

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 04:09
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2012 04:09
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5636
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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