Chickpea Breeding and Management

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Shyam S. Yadav, W. Chen
CABI, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 638 pages
The chickpea is an ancient crop that is still important in both developed and developing nations. This authoritative account by international experts covers all aspects of chickpea breeding and management, and the integrated pest management and biotechnology applications that are important to its improvement. With topics covered including origin and taxonomy, ecology, distribution and genetics, this book combines the many and varied research issues impacting on production and utilization of the chickpea crop on its journey from paddock to plate.
 

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Contents

1 History and Origin of Chickpea
1
2 Taxonomy of the Genus Cicer Revisited
14
3 The Ecology of Chickpea
47
4 Uses Consumption and Utilization
72
5 Nutritional Value of Chickpea
101
6 Antinutritional Factors
143
7 Area Production and Distribution
167
Rhizobium Management and Nitrogen Fixation
179
17 Biodiversity Management in Chickpea
355
18 Conventional Breeding Methods
369
19 Breeding Achievements
391
20 Chickpea Seed Production
417
Advancement in Genomics and Recent Molecular Techniques
445
22 Development of Transgenics in Chickpea
458
23 Abiotic Stresses
474
24 Diseases and Their Management
497

9 Chickpea in Cropping Systems
193
10 Nutrient Management in Chickpea
213
11 Weed Management in Chickpea
233
12 Irrigation Management in Chickpea
246
13 Integrated Crop Production and Management Technology of Chickpea
268
14 Commercial Cultivation and Profitability
291
15 Genetics and Cytogenetics
321
16 Utilization of Wild Relatives
338
25 Host Plant Resistance and Insect Pest Management in Chickpea
520
26 Storage of Chickpea
538
27 International Trade
555
28 Crop Simulation Models for Yield Prediction
576
29 Chickpea Farmers
602
30 Genotype by Environment Interaction and Chickpea Improvement
617
Index
631
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