To collect seeds for one additional summer in order to ensure a good representation of each genotype in the gene bank.
Viable, healthy seeds were collected from 68 out of 141 targeted accessions. These seeds will be stored under dry and cool conditions at the Plant Gene Resources Canada (Saskatoon). There, they will keep their viability for decades. These seeds will be a source of germplasm for future research exploring their genetic potential for chickpea improvement.