NIFA-88
NIFA DESI CHICKPEA VARIETY

Breeders’ Name

Said Hassan

Parentage

6153 (Irradiated through gamma rays at the dose of 0.1 KGy)

Year of release

1990

Adaptability

Chickpea growing areas of NWFP

Grain yield potential
Plant height

2000 kg ha-1

Medium (80-85 cm)

Physiological maturity

170-180 days

Reaction to gram blight

Medium resistant

Seed size

16-18 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