Pigeonpea improvement, strategy and approach

Sharma, D (1974) Pigeonpea improvement, strategy and approach. Other. ICRISAT, Patancheru, India.

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Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan 1. i sp.) is one of the most important pulse crop of India, and recently it is drawing considerable attention as a promising crop uuder rainfed conditions in other countries of the semi-arid tropics. At present about 91 percent of the world acreage and 9 percent of the world production of pigeon peas comes from India. Other important countries where pigeon pea is grown to some extent are Uganda, Tanzania, Durma, Dominic Republic, Puerto-Rico, Brazil, British Gueana, Angola, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and West Indies. According to Rachie (1972) any production record for Africa is from Uganda and Malawi, but pigeon peas are growing extensively throughout the semi-arid to sub-humid tropics as a perennial garden crop or mixed with other species. He pointed out that because it is grown infrequently in pure stands on a field scale and the produce is almost entirely consumed locally, the available statistics on this crop are grossly under estimated at the international level...

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 09:13
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 09:13
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6079
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