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Impact of High Temperature and Drought Stresses on Chickpea Production

Plant Breeding Institute, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Sydney, Cobbitty, NSW 2570, Australia
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Agronomy 2018, 8(8), 145; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8080145
Received: 29 June 2018 / Revised: 7 August 2018 / Accepted: 10 August 2018 / Published: 12 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adapting Crop Productivity to Climate Change)
Global climate change has caused severe crop yield losses worldwide and is endangering food security in the future. The impact of climate change on food production is high in Australia and globally. Climate change is projected to have a negative impact on crop production. Chickpea is a cool season legume crop mostly grown on residual soil moisture. High temperature and terminal drought are common in different regions of chickpea production with varying intensities and frequencies. Therefore, stable chickpea production will depend on the release of new cultivars with improved adaptation to major events such as drought and high temperature. Recent progress in chickpea breeding has increased the efficiency of assessing genetic diversity in germplasm collections. This review provides an overview of the integration of new approaches and tools into breeding programs and their impact on the development of stress tolerance in chickpea. View Full-Text
Keywords: chickpea; climate change; drought; high temperature; yield chickpea; climate change; drought; high temperature; yield
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Devasirvatham, V.; Tan, D.K.Y. Impact of High Temperature and Drought Stresses on Chickpea Production. Agronomy 2018, 8, 145.

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