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Strategies for pigeonpea improvement

Saxena, R.K., Saxena, K.B., Sameer Kumar, C.V., Singh, N.P. and Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 (2016) Strategies for pigeonpea improvement. Legume Perspectives (11). pp. 50-51.

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In order to feed an ever-increasing population, it is essential to deal yield reducing factors. Climate smart crop varieties that yield more with fewer inputs will be required to achieve the success. In this scenario pigeonpea plays an important role as it can stand in relatively harsh environmental conditions. Hybrid breeding along with the pure line breeding, genetic resources and genomics advances are enriching this crop. However, the pigeonpea improvement program must be re-oriented in order to deal with the yield-reducing factors and to break the yield plateau.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: The International Legume Society (ILS) and co-published by Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (CSIC) and Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica
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