Exploiting host plant resistance for pest management in chickpea

Sharma, H C and Gaur, P M and Samineni, S and Gowda, C L L (2014) Exploiting host plant resistance for pest management in chickpea. Legume Perspectives (3). pp. 25-28. ISSN 2340-1559

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Nearly 60 insect species are known to feed on chickpea, of which cutworm, Agrotis spp., beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua leaf miner, Liriomyza cicerina), aphid, Aphis craccivora, pod borer, Helicoverpa armigera, and bruchid, Callosobruchus chinensis are the major pests worldwide. Low to moderate levels of resistance have been identified in the cultivated germplasm. Wild relatives of chickpea have high levels of resistance to H. armigera. Efforts are also underway to utilize molecular techniques to increase the levels of resistance to pod borer. Transgenic chickpea plants with cryIIa gene have also been developed. Synthetic insecticides, agronomic practices, nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV), and natural plant products have been evaluated as components of pest management in chickpea.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: chickpea, host plant resistance pest management, wild relatives, transgenic plants
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 03:50
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 08:15
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8525
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