Phenotyping chickpeas and pigeonpeas for adaptation to drought

Upadhyaya, H D and Kashiwagi, J and Varshney, R K and Gaur, P M and Saxena, K B and Krishnamurthy, L and Gowda, C L L and Pundir, R P S and Chaturvedi, S K and Basu, P S and Singh, I P (2010) Phenotyping chickpeas and pigeonpeas for adaptation to drought. In: Drought phenotyping in crops: from theory to practice. Generation Challenge Programme, pp. 347-355.

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Importance of chickpeas and pigeonpeas in the human diet Chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L) are the fourth largest grain legume crop in the world, with a total production of 9.2 million tons from an area of 11.2 million ha and a productivity of 0.82t ha1 (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2005). Large variations in chickpea yield are reported, ranging from 0.35t ha1 in Iran to 1.6t ha1 in Mexico. Chickpea productivity records in the last four decades reveal an interesting trend: productivity consistently increased in India and Mexico while it declined in Turkey, Pakistan and Iran...

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
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Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 09:12
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