This project has successfully validated, through on-farm participatory trials, the application and use by farmers of an integrated crop management strategy to increase productivity and reliability of rabi (dry season) chickpea production on smallholder farms in Nepal. This strategy comprised the use of an improved cultivar, seed priming, judicious fungal and insect pest control using easily available pesticides, application of boron and Rhizobium in deficient areas, and management of fertilizer inputs and water to prevent a dense canopy.
DFID Crop Protection Programme, Final Technical Report, Project R7885. Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent, UK. 76 pp.
Promoting the adoption of improved and integrated disease and pest management technologies in chickpea by poor farmers in mid hills and hillside cropping systems in Nepal. Final Technical Report, Project R7885