Screening and breeding for insect resistance in pea, lentil, faba bean and chickpea

Reed, W and Cardona, C and Lateef, S S and Bishara, S I (1988) Screening and breeding for insect resistance in pea, lentil, faba bean and chickpea. In: World Crops: Cool,Season Food Legumes. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London, pp. 107-115. ISBN 90-247- 3641-2.

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Although grain legumes are considered to be particularly susceptible to insect damage, few studies have quantified these losses in farmers’ fields. Insecticides can protect each of the; legumes from pest damage, but plant resistance appears to be an attractive alternative, particularly for developing countries. Large differences in susceptibility to the major insect pests have been detected in the germplasm of each of pea, faba bean, lentil and chickpea, but there are no reports of successful exploitation of genotypes bred for resistance. Methods of screening and breeding for resistance are described, with particular reference to Heliothis armigera on chickpea. The dangers of breeding crops under protected conditions, for subsequent use in farmers’ fields where protection is not afforded, are emphasized.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2015 05:19
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 05:19
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