Regional Shift in Chickpea Production in India uri icon

abstract

  • Chickpea (Cieer arietinum L.) is one of the earliest grain crops cultivated byman. Even today, chickpea continues to play an important role in agriculturalsystems, ranking third behind dry beans (Phaseolus spp.) and field pea (Pisumsativum L.) in terms of world pulses production. It is a low input-requiring crop,deriving over 70% of its N requirement through symbiotic N fixation. Being alegume, it is particularly important to the farmers as a rotation or second cropafter cereals, often maturing in the driest and hottest part of the year

publication date

  • 2009