Lentil for Rice-based Cropping Systems in South Asia uri icon

abstract

  • ShortdurationvarietiesoflentilofferopportunitiesforintensificationofricebasedcroppingsystemsinSouthAsia.ICARDAincollaborationwithNARSpartnersinBangladesh,IndiaandNepalhavedevelopedlentilvarietieswithearlymaturityandresistancetoStemphyliumblight,Fusariumwiltandrust.Improvedvarieties(BARIMasur4,BARIMasur5,BARIMasur6,BARIMasur7,BARIMasur8inBangladesh;Moitree,HUL57andIPL316inIndia;Sheetal,SagunandKhajura3inNepal)coupledwithgoodagronomicpracticesweredemonstratedintargetregions.ThiscoupledwithfarmersparticipatoryseedproductionandcapacitybuildingofNARSpartnersincludingfarmershasmorethandoubledlentilproductioninBangladeshfrom80,442tonsin2011to167,261tonsin2015

publication date

  • 2016