Strategies for pigeonpea improvement
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Rachit Saxena, Narendra Pratap Singh, Kulbhushan Saxena, Rajeev Varshney, Chanda Venkata Sameer Kumar. (Accepted on 8/1/2016). Strategies for pigeonpea improvement. Legume Perspectives.
In order to feed an ever-increasing population, it is essential to deal yieldreducing factors. Climate smart crop varieties that yield more with fewer inputs will be required to achieve the success. In this scenario pigeonpea plays an important role as it can stand in relatively harsh environmental conditions. Hybrid breeding along with the pure line breeding, genetic resources and genomics advances are enriching this crop. However, the pigeonpea improvement program must be re-oriented in order to deal with the yield-reducing factorsand to break the yieldplateau.