Experimental Chickpeas Fend Off Caterpillar Pest

Clement, S.L. (2010) Experimental Chickpeas Fend Off Caterpillar Pest. Agricultural Research, 58 (3). p. 23.

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Abstract

Chickpeas are high in protein, fiber, and other nutrients and are important legume crops the world over. Now new lines of pest-resistant chickpeas could put a halt to the damage from beet armyworm moth larvae, which like to eat the crop's leaves. The new chickpeas were conventionally bred from a cross between wild types with a broad range of insect resistance and cultivated types that have other good agronomic traits. In greenhouse trials conducted in 2006 and 2007, 28 to 62 percent of beet armyworms that fed on the leaves of the new chickpea cultivars died within a few days of hatching from eggs...............

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: ARS(USA)
Subjects: Plant Protection
Statistics and Experimentation > Experimentation
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 09:41
Official URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2009/090825.htm
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/4171

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