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Lentil pp 241-253 | Cite as

Breeding Methods and Achievements

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Lentil breeding has a relatively short history, however, since the inception of the ICARDA breeding program in 1977 substantial gains have been made in overcoming regional bottlenecks in germplasm diversity. This program has since been supplemented by breeding programs in both developing (eg India) and developed countries (Australia and Canada). These programs have had substantial success in improving tolerance to both biotic (disease) and abiotic stress as well as improving regional adaptation. The Australian breeding program is detailed indicating differences and similarities with other programs. In recent years the need to concurrently develop agronomic approaches and breeding has lead to a greater collaboration among breeders and agronomists

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Faba Bean Fusarium Wilt Botrytis Cinerea Ascochyta Blight Germplasm Enhancement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grains Innovation ParkThe Department of Primary IndustriesHorshamAustralia
  2. 2.School of Agricultural ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaHobartTasmania 7001Australia

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