African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Review

Role of phosphorus in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) production

M. L. Dotaniya
  • M. L. Dotaniya
  • Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabi Bagh, Berasia Road, Bhopal- 462 038, India.
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K. K. Pingoliya
  • K. K. Pingoliya
  • Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, MPUA&T, Udaipur, India.
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M. Lata
  • M. Lata
  • Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India
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R. Verma
  • R. Verma
  • SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, India.
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K. L. Regar
  • K. L. Regar
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
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P. Deewan
  • P. Deewan
  • SKN College of Agriculture, Jobner, India.
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C. K. Dotaniya
  • C. K. Dotaniya
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India
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  •  Received: 21 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 18 November 2014
  •  Published: 18 December 2014

Abstract

India is a highly populated country under the category of developing nations. The protein requirement of most of the people is fulfilling through pulses. Production of pulse crops and their yield stagnation last so many years. It has been estimated that India’s population would reach 1.68 billion by 2030 from the present level of 1.21 billion. Accordingly, vision of Indian Institute of Pulse Research, 2030, the projected pulse requirement by the year 2030 would be 32 million tons with an anticipated required growth rate of 4.2%. Apart from this, Indian pulse remains competitive to protect the indigenous pulse production. Among the pulses, chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) play a vital role in total pulse production. This review paper highlights the role of phosphorus (P) in chickpea production.

 

Key words: Chickpea, phosphorus, nutrient management.