Hybrid seed production system in Pigeonpea

Saxena, K B (2006) Hybrid seed production system in Pigeonpea. Asian Seed and Planting Material, 13 (4). pp. 10-12.

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Pigeonpea(Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.) is globally cultivated on 5.25m ha land with an average production of 3.2m tonnes. It is grown mainly in semi-arid regions of Asia and Africa. The yield levels of pigeonpea over the past few decades have remained low and unchanged at about 600-700kg ha-1. Therefore to meet the demand of this pulse, there is a need enhance its production. To achieve this objective concerted efforts are being made to exploit the natural out-crossing of this crop and develop high-yielding commercial hybrids. Recently, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics(ICRISAT) has developed an excellent cytoplasmic-nuclear male-sterility(CMS) and its fertility restoring systems in pigeonpea and the experimental hybrid have demonstrated high yield advantages

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Seed, Production,
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 04:46
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 04:46
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8339
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