Activities

September 1st, 2013 – April 30th, 2015

Output 8 : Back up research to enhance technology generation, including, IPM/ICM, Crop improvement, adapted mechanization carried out

Activity 1 : Develop new elite lines of food legume crops with improved resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses  with better yield and end use quality suitable for mechanized harvesting
Target

Breeding faba bean cultivar for tolerance to orobanche, chocolate spot and drought with high nitrogen fixation under dry land conditions in Morocco
Breeding faba bean for resistance to insects

Activity 2 : Develop new elite lines of food legume crops with improved resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses  with better yield and end use quality suitable for mechanized harvesting
Target

Identification of Resistant Chickpea to Ascochyta blight
Evaluation of ICARDA's improved lines of lentil for adaptation to Moroccan environments
Identification of resistance to rust and Ascochyta blight  disease in the advanced breeding lines of lentil
Identification of source of resistance to broomrape (Orobanche crenata) in the ICARDA lentil germplasm

Activity 3 : Investigate alternative IPM and ICM technologies to increase and stabilize the productivity of target legumes
Target

Efficient use of P and water in fababean under no-till and conventional system
Efficient management of P in wheat-fababean rotation
Effect of date of sowing and chemical control of Lixus and Sitona weevil in fababean

     

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