Field screening of pigeonpeas for tolerance to soil salinity uri icon


  • A total of 47 lines (30 advanced breeding lines and 11 varieties of Cajanus cajan and six Atylosia species) were tested under naturally saline field conditions. Survival of most lines was intermediate between that of the tolerant and susceptible standard varieties, C11 and Hy3C, respectively. Four selections from ICP7623, one each from ICP7118, ICP7182 and ICP7035, the local variety ST1 and Atylosia scarabaeoides showed better survival than the tolerant standard

publication date

  • 1981