Hybrid technology in enhancing productivity of grain legumes

Saxena, K B and Kumar, S and Acharya, S and Singh, I P and Srivastava, R K and Kumar, R V (2009) Hybrid technology in enhancing productivity of grain legumes. In: International Conference on Grain Legumes: Quality Improvemen , Value Addition and Trade, 14-16 Feb 2009, Kanpur, India.

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Grain legumes are considered as the best option for diversification and intensification of agriculture because of their intrinsic values such as nitrogen fixing ability, higher protein content, and ability to thrive well in poorly endowed environments. These are invariably grown under unfavorable marginal lands with low average productivity over the last few decades. Among these grain legumes, pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] offers an opportunity for breaking the yield barrier through hybrids. In the last few years five different CMS sources have been bred. Among these A2 (C. scarabaoides) and A4 (C. cajanifolius) are being used in hybrid breeding programmes. Two commercial hybrids GTH 1 and ICPH 2671 have recorded 25 - 40% yield advantage over standard varieties in farmers’ fields.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Others > Oilseeds
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 06:22
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 06:22
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2411
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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