Project Details

Developing chickpea cultivars suited to mechanical harvesting and tolerant to herbicides

Duration: 13/Sep/2013 - 31/Mar/2017

Locations: Asia,India

Project contact: Dr Pooran M Gaur (P.GAUR@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture & Cooperation- Government of India-India

The overall goal of the project is to reduce the cost of chickpea cultivation and increase farmers income by developing cultivars suited to mechanical harvesting and tolerant to herbicides. It is aimed at developing chickpea cultivars suited to mechanical harvesting; modifying/adjusting combine harvesters to customize them for chickpea harvesting; and developing chickpea cultivars tolerant to herbicides.

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