Pigeonpea - A unique jewel in rainfed cropping systems

Sameer Kumar, C V and Singh, I P and Vijay Kumar, R and Patil, S B and Tathineni, R and Mula, M G and Saxena, R K and Hingane, A J and Rathore, A and Ravinder Reddy, CH and Nagesh Kumar, M and Sudhakar, C and Varshney, R K (2016) Pigeonpea - A unique jewel in rainfed cropping systems. Legume Perspectives (11). 08-10. ISSN 2340-1559

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Pigeonpea is a crop for rainfed environments endowed with several features to thrive harsh climate. It adapts well in sole crop and inter cropped conditions (with cereals, millets, oils seeds and pulses) by enhancing the system productivity and net income to the small and marginal farmers across the globe. The range of maturity duration in the crop allows it to grow in diversified cropping systems and patterns in varied ecoregions of the world. Development of cytoplasmic male sterility based hybrids provided an opportunity for enhancing the yields under marginal environments. With recent interventions in addressing the photo sensitivity and maturity have led to evolving super early varieties with less than 100 days duration, provided a scope for horizontal expansion of the crop in different agro ecological systems.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Cropping Systems, Rainfed, Inter Cropping
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 03:55
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 03:55
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9249
Official URL: http://ils.nsseme.com/assets/LegumPerspect11.pdf
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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