Chickpea in Nontraditional Areas: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh

Joshi, P K and Asokan, M and Bantilan, M C S (2005) Chickpea in Nontraditional Areas: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh. In: Impact of Agricultural Research: Post-Green Revolution Evidence from India. National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), New Delhi, pp. 115-129.

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Although chickpea is not traditionally a prominent pulse crop in areas with a hot and dry climate, this region contributes more than 70% of the total chickpea production in India, and has enormous potential for further expansion. The hot and dry climate poses major production-limiting biotic constraints like wilt, root rots among major diseases; and pod borer and leaf miner among insects (Ali et al. 1997). Although the biotic and abiotic constraints have remained unchanged over the years, chickpea area in the nontraditional region has increased substantially since 1990. This raises questions on its sources of area expansion, and reasons thereof...

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 08:29
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 08:41
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