Irfan Rasool, Muhammad Akhtar, Muhammad Aqeel, Muhammad A. Amin, Amer Hussain, Muhammad T. Mahmood, Asia Batool, Muhammad E. Khan, Ali Aziz


The current study was designed to introduce the new Chickpea cultivar Bittal-2022, an outcome of hybridization (90156 X 05014) followed by pedigree method of selection. This variety was tested in a series of trials on Research Stations throughout the chickpea growing areas of Pakistan. It out-yielded check variety Bittal-2016 in Station and Adaptation yield trials. In National Uniform Yield Trials (NUYT), it surpassed check variety Bittal-2016 and stood 3rd during 2019-20 whereas in 2020-21, it surpassed check variety by 7%. Its maximum yield potential of 3958 kg/ha was achieved in CYT (Co-operative Yield Trials) during 2018-19 at RARI, Bahawalpur. The cultivar Bittal-2022 produced an overall 10% higher yield than check varieties in different yield trials conducted from 2016-17 to 2020-21. This variety is suitable for mechanical harvesting and exhibited resistance to shattering at maturity. It is moderately resistant against Ascochyta blight & Fusarium wilt and exhibited tolerance against insect pests. In addition, this approved variety needs no special production technology and fit in a better way with the existing agronomic practices. So approved cultivar Bittal-2022 is suitable for both irrigated and rain-fed chickpea cultivated areas of the Punjab province.


Chickpea cultivar, High yielding, Food security, Punjab

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