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New climate-resilient, disease-resistant chickpea varieties coming farmers’ way 

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Resource ID

18949

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Climate change and Dryland stresses, Abiotic Stresses, Seed systems

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, India

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

08 Oct 21

Title

New climate-resilient, disease-resistant chickpea varieties coming farmers’ way

Keywords

Climate-resilient, Disease-resistant, Drought tolerance, Chickpea varieties, IPC L4-14,BGM 4005, IPCMB 19-3

New ICRISAT Research Programs (2021)

Research Program – Accelerated Crop Improvement

Language

English

Author/Key contact

Dr Manish Roorkiwal

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1927-1, 08 October 2021

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/new-climate-resilient-disease-resistant-chickpea-varieties-coming-farmers-way/

Description

Three new chickpea varieties, with enhanced drought tolerance, disease resistance and increased yield, are set to become available to the Indian farmers. These have been notified to be available for cultivation by the Central Varietal Release Committee. Calling for the deployment of ‘fast-forward breeding’, a newly conceived framework that promises faster delivery of varieties to farmers, Dr Rajeev Varshney, Research Program Director – Accelerated Crop Improvement, ICRISAT, who coordinated the integration of genomics-assisted breeding activities for developing these varieties. 

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

08 Oct 21

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