Measuring Leaf-water Potential in Chickpea with a Pressure Chamber

M. V. K. Sivakumar, S. M. Virmani
1979 Experimental Agriculture  
Non-availability ofgood quality seeds of high-yielding varieties in time is one of the major constraints contributing to stagnated yields ofgroundnut crop in Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh state. The crop • is grown predominantly in postrainy season under irrigated conditions. The baseline studies carried out in the project area identified key problems related to groundnut seed supply system. Private seed sector is reluctant to produce and market seed of groundnut for economic
more » ... economic consideration. The project devised an alternative seed delivery system, village seed banks; which ensure availability of quality seed of improved varieties at village level. It not only ensured timely availability of quality seed of farmer-preferred varieties at affordable price at local level but also enhanced crop productivity and community seed enterprise.
doi:10.1017/s0014479700013028 fatcat:p54iw52khjdorbrfcogp34yrzi