Chickpea diseases: Resistance-screening techniques uri icon

abstract

  • More than 50 pathogens have been reported to affect chickpea(Cicer arietinum L.), an important legume crop in many parts of the tropics and subtropics. Several pathogens are of economic importance, particularly wilt, dry root rot, and Ascochyta blight. To assist plant breeders to develop disease-resistant material, techniques have been worked out and standardizedat ICRISAT to screen germplasm and breeding materialon a routine basis. These techniques are described in detail, with ten color illustrations, and a nine-point rating scale is given to facilitate the identification of resistant breeding material

publication date

  • 1981