New "super early" chickpeas: Mature early, escape biotic and abiotic stresses and have large seeds

ICRISAT, - (2009) New "super early" chickpeas: Mature early, escape biotic and abiotic stresses and have large seeds. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Abstract

Chickpea [Cicer arietinum], a normally cold season legume, is grown in over fifty countries in a wide range of environments and cropping systems. An important component to be considered for crop adaptation to the different environments is phenology (the time to flowering, podding and maturity). Chickpea can mature in a wide timeframe ranging from 80 to 180 days depending on the genotype, growing conditions and environments. However, in at least two-thirds of the chickpea growing areas, the available crop-growing season is short (90-120 days) due to risk of drought or temperature extremities towards the end of the crop season, which coincides with the pod filling stage of the crop. Therefore, to enable the crop to escape stress at the end of the season, it is important to cultivate early maturing varieties for these areas.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2012 11:20
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:20
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5665
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