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New chickpea breeding protocol promises to bring down varietal development time from 12 years to 6 years 

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Resource ID

17879

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia

Global Date

15/Nov/2019

Title

New chickpea breeding protocol promises to bring down varietal development time from 12 years to 6 years

Keywords

Rapid Generation Advancement, Greenhouse Conditions, Chickpea Varieties, Genetic Gains in Crop Plants, Food and Nutrition, Climate Change, Chickpea Breeding Program, Fast-Tracked Development, RGA protocol, CRP-GLDC

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Crop Improvement

Author/Key contact

Dr S Srinivasan

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1828-1, 15 November 2019

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/new-chickpea-breeding-protocol-promises-to-bring-down-varietal-development-time-from-12-years-to-6-years/

Description

ICRISAT’s chickpea researchers have developed a breeding protocol that holds the potential to create new varieties of chickpea in half-time. The Rapid Generation Advancement (RGA) protocol allows production of six to seven generations of chickpea in a year under controlled greenhouse conditions. The protocol has been standardized through a series of experiments conducted over two years, using six cultivated chickpea varieties -early, medium and late maturity groups.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

15/Nov/2019

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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