Improving Ascochyta rabiei resistance in chickpea
- Disease Management
- University of Saskatchewan
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.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2005 - 2010
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund