An overview of chickpea breeding programs in India

Chaturvedi, S K and Mishra, N and Gaur, P M (2014) An overview of chickpea breeding programs in India. Legume Perspectives (3). pp. 50-52. ISSN 2340-1559

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India currently accounts for nearly 70% of the global chickpea production and consumption. There has been a large shift in chickpea area from north to south over the past four decades. The chickpea production has increased substantially in the recent years. Over 200 improved varieties have been released from different parts of India. The major constraints to chickpea production include moisture stress, temperature extremities, root diseases, pod borer, and weeds. Transgenics are being developed for enhancing pod-borer resistance. Integrated breeding efforts are being made to develop varieties with improved resistance/tolerance to key abiotic and biotic stresses, suitability to mechanical harvesting and tolerance to herbicides.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abiotic stresses, biotic stresses,chickpea breeding, breeding achievements,chickpea varieties
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 09:12
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 09:12
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