Pulse School – The “Total Package” Approach to Chickpea Breeding

When we talk about the total package approach in any crop breeding program, we mean that every effort has to balance a number of key elements, not taking away from any of them while trying to add to all of them. In chickpea, as with most crops, those efforts are directed at the areas of yield, disease resistance and competitiveness. With chickpeas and other pulse crops, there are the added concerns of end-user requirements like protein content and overall appearance.

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In this episode of the Pulse School, Dr Bunyamin Taran talks about some of the issues surrounding breeding efforts in chickpeas.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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