2008 India, Australia and Western Regional Chickpea Line Evaluations
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This paper evaluates chickpea selections from the India, Australia and the USDA-ARS Grain Legume Genetics and Physiology program in Pullman, Washington, for grain production potential in Central Montana. Chickpea grain yields were exceptional at Moccasin, with the trial averaging 1,248 lbs per acre (at 13% grain moisture; Table 3). As a whole, the India and Australia Lines were superior to the USDA line and three check varieties. These lines are in the Small Kabuli and Desi-type chickpeas versus the traditional Large Kabuli-type, as are the check varieties and USDA-ARS lines. Historically, small Kabuli and Desi-type chickpeas perform better at CARC. The Australian Desi-type Line AC48111 had the greatest grain production (at 13% moisture) with 1,478 lbs acre-1, but was only significantly greater (based on LSD0.05) than six other India and Australia lines and all but one of the USDA-ARS lines.