International Chickpea and Pigeonpea Newsletter

ICRISAT, - (2002) International Chickpea and Pigeonpea Newsletter. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

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Traditionally kabuli chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) were not grown in Maharashtra state of India because the then available genotypes were late in maturity and susceptible to fusarium wilt (Kumar et al. 1985). Earliness and wilt resistance have been introgressed from desi types through systematic breeding efforts. The first ever early-maturing kabuli genotype ICCV 2 was released for cultivation in Andhra Pradesh state of India in 1989 and in Maharashtra in 1992 (Kumar et al. 2001) and notified by the Central Variety Release Committee (CVRC) of Government of India in 1992. Thereafter it became popular in Maharashtra and was grown in more than 50,000 ha during 1999/2000. Better market price for kabuli chickpea was one of the major considerations for the growers of ICCV 2. However, during the last few years the price of ICCV 2 has been reduced in Indian market due to its relatively smaller seed, while the extra bold kabuli chickpeas are being sold at a much higher price. The bold kabuli types possess 100-seed mass of more than 40 g. Indian markets get such bold types mostly through import.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2011 08:24
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