Duration: 24/May/2017 - 24/May/2017
Project contact: Saxena, KB
The project is intended to develop water-logging tolerant pigeonpea cultivars for use in poorly drained and low lying areas. The project aims to: draw out water-logging and Phytophthora tolerant pigeonpea cultivars available to farmers for cultivation in low-lying areas; highlight water-logging tolerant genotypes and share research results with partners; ascertain traits associated with water-logging tolerance for use in breeding; and identify molecular markers linked with water-logging tolerance.
The benefits expected out of the project are to reduce losses caused by water-logging in pigeonpea, find new production niches for water-logging tolerant cultivars in the flood prone areas, harvest good yields under temporary water-logged conditions; help NARS partners access improved genetic materials for breeding locally-adapted, high yielding, water-logging tolerant varieties; and make available information on the mechanisms and inheritance of water-logging tolerance for use in breeding programs.