Chickpea lines screened for resistance to Leafminer and pod borer
High infestation by leaf miner was observed this year. Two accessions (IG 125018 and IG 125032) confirmed resistance to leaf miner with rating of 3 in the 1-9 visual damage score (VDS). Four others lines showed moderate infestation with VDS of 3.66 ranging between 3 to 5 (Table 1). The resistance sources will be given to breeders for use in the breeding programs to develop resistant varieties to leaf miner.
- ICARDA