Legumes Production in Traditional and Improved Cropping Systems in India

Rao, M R (1982) Legumes Production in Traditional and Improved Cropping Systems in India. In: Symposium on Grain Legumes Production, November 1980, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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This paper reviews the traditional cropping systems of legume growing in India and the status of the agronomic research for legume improvement. The low yields of legume crops and the shortage of pulses as indicated by increasing prices have emphasized a greater need for research and as a result the "All-India Coordinated Projects" for the improvement of grain legumes and oilseeds (including groundnut) were established in the late 1960s. The setting up of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India has given further impetus to legume research. Improved genotypes of legume crops suitable for intercropping and multiple cropping systems have recently been developed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 05:07
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2011 05:07
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5124
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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