A Decade of Research Progress in Chickpea and Lentil Breeding and Genetics

Fikre, A and Korbu, L and Eshete, M and Bekele, D and Girma, N and Mohamed, R and Assefe, S and Admasu, D and Tilahun, G and Tesfaye, T and Kefelegn, N and Tadesse, T and Rezene, Y and Moges, Y and Kumar, S and Bishaw, Z and Guar, P M and Varshney, R K and Ahmed, S (2018) A Decade of Research Progress in Chickpea and Lentil Breeding and Genetics. Ethiopian Journal of Crop Science, 6 (3). pp. 101-113. ISSN 2072-8506

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This paper summarizes achievements of chickpea and lentil breeding during the last decade /2005-2015/ in Ethiopia. Gentic yield gains from decadal breeding efforts were 80 kg/ha/year for chickpea and 52 kg/ha/yr for lentil. The germplasm enhancment and subsequent variety evaluation verification programs during the decade resulted in releases of 17 chickpea and 2 lentil varieties. These advanced varieties, when applied in production system with proper crop managment and protection practices, almost doubled productivity per unit area at farm level.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea, lentil, germplasm, geneticgain, variety
Subjects: Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Agricultural Research
Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Germplasm
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 07:44
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/11056
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Acknowledgement: This article is part of A Special Volume Dedicated to the 3rd Decadal National Conference on Food and Forage Legumes in Ethiopia 6 - 9 November 2016, EIAR, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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