Effect of seed-grading on the yields of chickpea and pigeonpea

Saxena, N P and Narayanan, A and Sheldrake, A R (1981) Effect of seed-grading on the yields of chickpea and pigeonpea. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 51 (10). pp. 699-702. ISSN 0019-5022

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Larger seeds of chickpea (Cicer arietinium Linn.) and pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (Linn.) Millsp.] gave rise to larger seedlings than did smaller seeds. When approximately half the cotyledonary reserves from pigeonpea seeds were removed, seedling weight was reduced to about half of the controls, suggesting that seedling growth was related to the reserve material in the seeds. Seed-grading had no significant effect on the yield of either of these crops grown on a Verrisol and on Alfisol in Andhra Pradesh, or on an Entisol in Haryana or in the Lahaul valley of the western Himalayas. Seeds harvested from pigeonpea grown from larger seeds were significantly heavier than those from plants derived from small seeds, probably because of the genetic heterogeneity of the varieties.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Ms Vibha Raju
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 06:47
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2011 06:47
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/4675
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