The experience of ICRISAT in handling and analysis of large-scale phenotyping data, obtained for a large-scale breeding related trails, was shared with the project partners during a one-day workshop organized at ICRISAT.

The project titled “Utilization of chickpea genome sequence for crop improvement” was sponsored by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation (DAC), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, and the project partners are from 6 centers included Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR), Kanpur; Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute (RARI), Durgapura; Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU), Junagadh; RAK College of Agriculture (RAKCA), Sehore; Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), Nadia and International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).

ICRISAT along with the partners, had in the crop season 2015, put in the fields across 6 locations for phenotyping, the global composite collection comprising of 3,000 accessions of chickpea including 700 accessions from ICARDA.

Dr David Bergvinson, Director General, ICRISAT, emphasized that “Data management, precision analysis and sharing is the key for the success of any experiment and the interdisciplinary partnership that this project has brought together is remarkable”.

The one-day data analysis workshop was held at ICRISAT India on 6 July.

This workshop is part of the CGIAR Research Program Grain Legumes.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings