Improving Ascochyta rabiei resistance in chickpea

  • Chickpeas
  • Disease Management
  • University of Saskatchewan

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Tom Warkentin

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - CDC


To find superior sources of blight resistance in wild perennial Cicer species and to transfer this resistance into the cultivated chickpea via hybridization.


Results from two-year field screening clearly showed that all perennial species have Ascochyta blight resistance superior to what is available in cultivars even under high disease pressure and no fungicide application. Yet, incorporating this resistance into the cultivated species has proven difficult.


SPG Contribution


Project Status


Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2005 - 2010


Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund