A “chickpea breeding” study was initiated by the university in order to increase the quality and yield of chickpeas with geographical indication certificates in Denizli.
In order to increase the quality and yield of chickpeas with a geographical indication certificate in Denizli university “chickpea breeding” study was initiated by.
According to the statement made by Pamukkale University (PAU), PAU Plant Researchers and experts from the Genetics and Agricultural Biotechnology Application and Research Center (PAÜ BİYOM), Seed Breeding and Genetics Application and Research Center (TİGAM), Çal Vocational School (Çal Vocational School), Çivril School of Applied Sciences and the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, It came together under the name of PAU Plant Breeding and Seed Society, hosted by PAU BIOM.
With the “Chickpea Breeding Project” implemented to increase the quality of Denizli chickpeas and the product yield of snack chickpea, the team, which deals with the breeding studies with the criterion for increasing the quality and added value required by the sector in the production of snack chickpeas, determining the chickpea varieties preferred by the producer and the sector and the local populations. discussed the issue.
At the meeting, it was also decided to determine the standards required by the sector in the production of snack chickpea and to start a study on the disease and drought resistance levels.
Within the scope of the project, the quality and yield of the varieties that are resistant to abiotic and biotic stresses and preferred by the sector will be determined at the first stage within the framework of the chickpea breeding program with the trial production to be carried out in Çal, Çivril, Tavas and Acıpayam districts. There will be an exchange of ideas and cooperation with institutions and organizations in the snack and food chickpea sector.
Source: Anadolu Agency / Mustafa Değirmencioğlu