Handbook on Chickpea and Pigeonpea Insect Pests Identification and Management. Information Bulletin No. 57 uri icon


  • Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is grown on more than11.9 million hectares worldwide, with a 10.9 million tonproduction, and is the second most important legumecrop after dry beans. It is widely grown as an annual cropin South and West Asia, and in East and North Africa (Fig.1). India is the largest chickpea producer on 8.2 m ha witha production of 7.5 m tons. Smaller areas of chickpeasare also grown in Europe, the Americas, Australia and

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  • 2013