A high yielding pigeonpea variety CRG 2012-25 as CO 9 released for Southern Zone of India
A long duration high yielding Pigeon pea culture CRG 2012-25 as CO 9 was developed at the Department of Pulses, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore was released by Central Variety Release Committee during 2019. It is a cross derivative of CO 6 x IC 525427 with a duration of 170 -180 days, suitable for kharif sowing. This variety yields on an average yield of 1700 kg/ha which is 17.58, 19.00 and 14.61 per cent yield increase over CO 6 (Local check), WRP 1 (Zonal check) and ICP 8863 (national check), respectively. It recorded maximum yield of 2697 kg/ha in Tandur, Telangana. This variety has bold seeds (100 seed weight of 9.0 - 10.0 g) with a protein content of 23.65 per cent. It is moderately resistant to wilt and SMD diseases and the pests viz., Maruca and pod fly. This variety is suitable for the southern zone of India which includes Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
Pigeon pea variety, long duration, national release, the southern zone
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