Overview of pigeonpea research in Myanmar

Kyu, K L and Shwe, T and Sameer Kumar, C V (2016) Overview of pigeonpea research in Myanmar. Legume Perspectives (11). pp. 41-43. ISSN 2340-1559

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Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) is the third most important pulse in Myanmar. Aberrant weather and climatic abnormalities significantly reduced the crop productivity in present-day rain-fed agriculture. Adoption of location-specific short and medium duration varieties as well as hybrids are needed to improve livelihood of vulnerable small holders. Monywashwedingar is a popular variety which has been selected by using pedigree method from naturally out-crossing local landraces. In 2013, ICPH 2433 (2507 kgha-1) showed 62.41% yield superiority over standard check, Yezin-3. In 2014, ICPA 2039 x Line-25 (2239 kgha-1) exhibited 57% yield superiority over ICPL 88039. These findings showed the prospects in enhancing the productivity of pigeonpea in Myanmar.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid Pigeonpea, Landraces, Myanmar, Pigeonpea Research
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 05:00
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 05:01
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9257
Official URL: http://ils.nsseme.com/assets/LegumPerspect11.pdf
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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