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February 5, 2016

First machine harvestable chickpea variety is a boon for Andhra Pradesh farmers

January 21, 2016

Chickpea genomes sequenced the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) (SciDev.Net)

November 5, 2015

Australia - Make yours a hot chickpea harvest 

September 25, 2015

New strain of Ascochyta blight on chickpea in Victoria, Australia

June 23, 2015

Australia - Chickpea sowing on the rise in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales (Queensland Country Life)

June 1, 2015

Growing crops in salty soils gets easier one step at a time

May 14, 2015

GRDC puts chickpea growers on ascochyta watch 

May 5, 2015

Australia - Northern chickpea growers warned to keep seed pure to better manage ascochyta blight

April 1, 2015

India - Seed firms begin field trials of GM crops in Maharashtra (The Hindu BusinessLine)

March 24, 2015

Revised ascochyta blight strategy for Central Queensland chickpea growers 

February 4, 2015

India - Maharashtra government approves field trials for four GM crops (The Hindu Business Line)

January 5, 2015

Australia - Hot off the harvester: 2014 National Variety Trials results the southern cropping region are in

December 19, 2014

Australian growers are encouraged to submit samples of desi and kabuli chickpea seeds as part of GRDC project focused on eliminating grain defects in chickpeas

December 15, 2014

Australia - Latest variety information available on National Variety Trials website 

August 14, 2014

World’s largest chickpea experiment on drought resistance under way at the University of Western Australia

August 13, 2014

Australia - Chickpea growers urged to be on Ascochyta alert

July 31, 2014

India - Field trials of 13 genetically modified crops put on hold (The Economic Times)

July 23, 2014

Indian biotech regulator approves field trials for 15 GM crops, draws harsh criticism (Genetic Literacy Project)

July 18, 2014

India's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) clears field trials for GM crops (The Hindu)

June 24, 2014

Research at Queensland University of Technology on improving competitive advantages for Queensland's mungbean and chickpea growers is gaining ground (Queensland Country Life)

June 4, 2014

Ascochyta blight on chickpea in South Australia and Victoria, Australia

May 15, 2014

Chickpea production advice now a 'one stop shop'

April 15, 2014

Get fixated on nitrogen fixation

March 31, 2014

Recognition for young researcher searching for pulse breakthroughsh

February 20, 2014

Australia - Time to test seed for chickpea diseases

January 24, 2014

ICRISAT identifies climate resilient germplasm to support chickpea breeding

November 30, 2013

Australia - New South Wales DPI's Chickpea Seed Testing Service available at Tamworth (AgVantage)

October 29, 2013

Legumes projects to develop improved varieties and disease management to benefit poor farmers in India

October 25, 2013

Australia - Tough new varieties set to revive profitable chickpea industry

September 30, 2013

Australia - GRDC Investment Plan to bolster northern grain yields








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