Pigeonpea improvement at Banaras Hindu University uri icon


  • This review of investigations in India on the genetic improvement of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) includes a report that, of the pest complex of the crop in northern India, Melanagromyza obtusa (Mall.) causes the most damage; the variety GP 127 from a tribal area in Orissa was the least preferred by M. obtusa, damage being only up to 5%,ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT:Research work developing high-yielding disease-resistant pigeon pea cv. at Varanasi is briefly described. The new highly disease-resistant cv. Purple 1 matured in 200 days and yielded up to 1.5 t/ha. Its 100-seed wt. varied from 5 to 26 g

publication date

  • 1980