NIFA-2005
NIFA DESI CHICKPEA VARIETY

Breeders’ Name

Dr. Gul Sanat Shah, Roshan Zamir and Iqbal Saeed

Parentage

Pb-91 (Irradiated through gamma rays at the dose of 0.3 KGy)

Year of release

2005

Adaptability

Chickpea growing areas of NWFP

Grain yield potential
Plant height

2000 kg ha-1

Medium (81-85 cm)

Physiological maturity

180-185 days

Reaction to gram blight

Medium resistant

Seed size

22-24 g 100-1 seed weight

Sowing time

16th October to 15th November

Seed rate

40-50 kg/ha-1

Fertilizer

20 kg N + 40 kg P2 O5 ha-1 (one bag DAP) at the time of sowing

Method of sowing

Line sowing with row-to-row 30 cm and plant to plat 10 cm. Broad cost method is also in practice