Hybrid pigeonpea: Accomplishments and challenges for the next decade

Saxena, K B and Sameer Kumar, C V and Saxena, R K and Vijay Kumar, R and Singh, I P and Hingane, A J and Mula, M G and Patil, S B and Varshney, R K (2016) Hybrid pigeonpea: Accomplishments and challenges for the next decade. Legume Perspectives (11). pp. 30-32. ISSN 2340-1559

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Release of the world’s first commercial pigeonpea hybrid is considered a milestone in the history of legume breeding. At present three commercial hybrids with yield advantages of 30 -50% are available. This has been possible due to success breeding of (i) a stable CMS system, (ii) quality fertility restorers, and (iii) standardized seed production technology. To sustain the achievements of this breakthrough, it is essential that superior hybrids are bred at regular intervals. In this communication an attempt has been made to highlight the achievements of hybrid breeding and consolidate strategies to develop new high yielding hybrids and their seed technology using the latest breeding and genomics tools.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Hybrid, Male sterility, New approaches, Seed production
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 04:40
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 04:40
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9254
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Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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