Strategies for pigeonpea improvement

Saxena, R K and Saxena, K B and Sameer Kumar, C V and Singh, N P and Varshney, R K (2016) Strategies for pigeonpea improvement. Legume Perspectives (11). pp. 50-51. ISSN 2340-1559

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In order to feed an ever-increasing population, it is essential to deal yieldreducing factors. Climate smart crop varieties that yield more with fewer inputs will be required to achieve the success. In this scenario pigeonpea plays an important role as it can stand in relatively harsh environmental conditions. Hybrid breeding along with the pure line breeding, genetic resources and genomics advances are enriching this crop. However, the pigeonpea improvement program must be re-oriented in order to deal with the yield-reducing factors and to break the yield plateau.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genomics assisted breeding, Pigeonpea, Quality control, Value Chain
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 05:24
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 05:24
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