Utilizing the underutilized CWR: Pigeonpea pre-breeding from discovery to delivery

Sharma, S (2019) Utilizing the underutilized CWR: Pigeonpea pre-breeding from discovery to delivery. In: 1st International Experts Workshop Pre-breeding utilizing Crop Wild Relatives, April 24-26, 2019, Rabat, Morocco.

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Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.), the sixth most important grain legume crop, is cultivated on 7.02 million ha area with a production of 6.81 million tones and 969 kg ha-1 productivity, mainly in Asia (India and Myanmar) and Eastern and Southern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, and Mozambique). It is an often cross-pollinated diploid (2n = 2x = 22) crop which is a major source for proteins, carbohydrates, B‐group vitamins, and minerals. It is grown for its multiple uses such as food, feed, medicine, fuel, fencing, roofing, basket making, etc. and as soil enricher and soil binder.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Breeding, Legumes
Subjects: Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Food and Nutrition
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2020 11:33
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/11580
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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