Introduction and expansion of improved pigeonpea (Arhar) production technology in rainfed upland ecosystem
Duration: 17/Jun/2011 - 30/Apr/2015
Locations: Asia / India / Odisha
Project contact: Dr Myer G Mula (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donor: Government department -national- state or local
The Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) in partnership with ICRISAT, smallholder farmers, and the Department of Agriculture through Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) have released a medium-duration, disease resistant pigeonpea hybrid (ICPH 3762) as â€˜Parbatiâ€™ in the State Varietal Release Committee during October, 2014. The release proposal was further acknowledged through a certificate by assigning the National Identity Number IC 612565 by the Division of Germplasm Conservation of ICAR â€“ National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources on 4 March 2015. This is a first for pigeonpea in the state because no other varieties have been released earlier.