Research Objective

Project Description

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

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