Project Details

Selection and utilization of water-logging tolerant cultivars in pigeonpea

Duration: 23/Sep/2020 - 23/Sep/2020

Locations: India / Asia

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. 

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