Success Stories of Hybrid Pigeonpea in India

Kumar, R V and Saxena, K B and Kumar, P (2012) Success Stories of Hybrid Pigeonpea in India. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh.

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The hybrid pigeonpea is now being popularized in parts of India because of enhancement in the yields. The promising hybrids are ICPH 2671, ICPH 2740 and ICPH 3762. Of these, ICPH 2671 was released as ‘Pushkal’ by seed company in 2008 and later in December, 2010 as ‘RV ICPH 2671’ by State Variety Release Committe, Madhya Pradesh. The other two promising hybrids are under fi nal stage of testing. The yield enhancement recorded in hybrids were between 25 to 30% in farmers’ fi elds. These hybrids are resistant to both wilt and sterility mosaic diseases. More than 2000 on-farm trials were conducted in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. The hybrids have shown high yields under both pure as well as inter-crop conditions. In some on-farm trials hybrids have yielded more than 40 q/ha suggesting a possible breakthrough in the productivity of pigeonpea.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 11:14
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 03:49
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