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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Chickpea itself has no close wild relatives within its species, Cicer arietinum , and earlier attempts to cross chickpea with distant relatives using conventional hybridisation methods were unsuccessful... We conclude that barriers to wide crosses in chickpea using conventional methods occur after fertilisation, leading to abortion of the hybrid seed before maturity... The success of the project in achieving confirmed hybrids of chickpea X C. bijugum in tissue culture, which have never been achieved using conventional methods, has created much interest among chickpea breeders and researchers and we have been encouraged to continue the research...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Most chickpea cultivars grown by farmers in Mediterranean and Australian environments are susceptible to ascochyta blight, affected by terminal drought, susceptible to vegetative and flowering stage cold... Sources of resistance for Ascochyta blight, drought, and Fusarium wilt identified in the first phase of the project were introgressed into Australian adapted cultivars... To enhance the knowledge and accelerate the process of developing new chickpea varieties possessing tolerance/resistance to these traits, seeds of three recombinant inbred (RI) populations for drought, Fusarium wilt and cold tolerance have been increased...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
Most chickpea cultivars grown by farmers in Mediterranean and Australian environments are susceptible to ascochyta blight, affected by terminal drought, susceptible to vegetative and flowering stage cold... Sources of resistance for Ascochyta blight, drought, and Fusarium wilt identified in the first phase of the project were introgressed into Australian adapted cultivars... To enhance the knowledge and accelerate the process of developing new chickpea varieties possessing tolerance/resistance to these traits, seeds of three recombinant inbred (RI) populations for drought, Fusarium wilt and cold tolerance have been increased...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Natural selection has played a significant role in the selection of drought tolerance in chickpeas since their cultivation... Chickpeas play an important role in the sustainability of cereal-based farming systems by improving soil health by fixing atmospheric nitrogen reducing the use of nitrogenous fertilisers produced using fossil fuels... The main goal of the project was to enhance production and productivity of chickpeas under Mediterranean type environments through genetic and agronomic manipulation...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
To maximise grain yield, quality and profitability of new pulse varieties and minimise production risks, field based research is required to determine best management practice requirements (e.g. optimum sowing time, fungicide regimes etc.)... The project has demonstrated that targeted agronomic research data aimed at delivering best practice management strategies for new pulse varieties can increase profitability and minimise production risk, when delivered through VMPs and other extension activities such as field days... The major aim of this project was to deliver targeted agronomic research data for pulses, through field trials, that could be synthesised into variety specific management packages (VMP) for the south-eastern Australian cropping region...
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