Utilization of wild arachis species at ICRISAT uri icon


  • One of the possibilities for increasing the yieldof groundnut , particularly in the Semi -AridTropics, is breeding varieties wi th resistance topests and diseases. Some progress has beenmade in this field, but the improvements thatcan be made by breeders are limited by theavailability of genes wi thin A. hypogaea. Collections of wild species from South America havemade available a wider range of genes, especiallygenes for disease resistance. The richnessof Arachis germplasm collection offers a greatopportunity for anyone interested in the improvementof this crop (Bunting et al. 1974, Simpson 1976; Smartt et a I. 1978a, b; Gregoryand Gregory 1979)

publication date

  • 1980