Project

Biodiversity of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and resistance screening for Meloidogyne spp. In major growing areas of Ethiopia

Duration
01 March 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant protection
Keywords
food security distribution pulse crops yield reduction Ethiopia
 
Project description

Plant-parasitic nematodes cause yield decline in chickpea. Their biodiversity and damage level will be will be investigated in Ethiopia for the first time. Damage thresholds for Meloidogyne spp. on selected chickpea varieties will also be determined. In addition, resistant and susceptible varieties will be identified to guarantee a profitable culture of chickpea in the country.