Mallikarjuna, N and Saxena, K B and Jadhav, D R (2011) Cajanus. In: Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and breeding resources Legume Crops and Forages. Springer, Germany, pp. 21-34. ISBN 9783642143861

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The cultivation of the pigeonpea goes back to at least 3,000 years. Its center of origin is India (Vavilov 1928; van der Maesen 1980), from where it traveled to East Africa and, by means of the slave trade, to the American continent. Pigeonpea is an ancient crop as there is a mention of pigeonpea in Sanskrit and Buddhist literature dating back to 400 BC to 300 AD (Krishnamurthy 1991). Today, pigeonpea is widely cultivated in all tropical and semi-tropical regions of both the old and the new world.

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Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - biodiversity | genes | grain legumes | genetics | gene pools | crops | crossing over | planting | diseases | tillage equipment <br><b>Fishtags</b> - drying <br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | africa | delhi | usa | australia | uttar pradesh | new york | berlin | maine
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 11:31
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2011 05:12
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