Developing improved varieties of pigeonpea

Saxena, K B and Chauhan, Y S and Sameer Kumar, C V and Hingane, A J and Kumar, R V and Saxena, R K and Rao, G V R (2018) Developing improved varieties of pigeonpea. In: Achieving Sustainable Cultivation Of Grain Legumes Volume 2: Improving Cultivation Of Particular Grain Legumes. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9781786761408

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By 2050 the world population is likely to reach nine billion, with most of the increase in the semi-arid tropics where many of the world’s poor reside. It has been estimated that this will require a 70% increase in food production (Alexandratos and Bruinsma, 2012). Increasing food production to this extent in the face of looming climate changes, decreasing water resources, escalating production cost and limitation of arable land will be a Herculean task. In this context, a food legume, popularly called as pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.), red gram (tuar) or yellow lentil, could play a significant role in providing food and nutritional security. This is possible because this crop has potential to grow well in warmer conditions with limited water and inputs...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid seed production, Pigeonpea, Nutritional security, Pigeonpea production, Plant breeding, Disease resistance
Subjects: Others > Crop Improvement
Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 10:54
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2019 09:48
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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