Screening of chickpea cultivars for borer (Heliothis armigera) susceptibility in pesticide free conditions at ICRISAT center uri icon


  • Seven cultivars of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) were tested in the field in Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1980-81 for susceptibility to Heliothis armigera (Hb.). Pod damage was assessed at harvest, and seed yields were estimated. Annigeri-1 (the standard) had the highest level of damage. ICC-506 was the least attacked and gave the highest yield. BDN-9-3 and Phule G-4 also gave higher yields than the standard. The early-flowering cultivars gave the highest yields

publication date

  • 1981