Publication - Crop Profile for Chickpea in Canada

Titre en anglais
Crop Profile for Chickpea in Canada
Numéro de publication
10870E
Année de publication
2009
Auteur(s)
Organisation
Sujet(s)
Type
PDF électronique
Coût
Publication gratuite
Langue
Anglais
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État
Disponible
Pages
1-43
ISBN
978-0-662-48243-7
Numéro de catalogue
A118-10/5-2009E-PDF
Sommaire en anglais
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is the third most important food legume grown in the world. Worldwide, approximately 11 million hectares are grown, amounting to 9 million tons of production. A member of the family Leguminosae, chickpea, in association with the soil bacteria
(generally called rhizobia), can fix nitrogen from the atmosphere. Chickpea is an ancient pulse crop first grown in Turkey about 7,000 B.C. It was traditionally grown in semi-arid zones of India and Middle Eastern countries. It is grown in over 45 countries and on all continents of the world. The crop provides a source of high quality protein to people in developing countries. In the developed countries, it is considered a health food.
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