Best Practices for Safe Transfer of Chickpea Germplasm

Contributors to this page: ICRISAT, India (RP Thakur, AG Girish, VP Rao).

Best practices in place at ICRISAT

For the most recent practices relating to phytosanitary standards and protocols used at ICRISAT to test seed germplasm see the following reference:

Chakrabarty, SK, K. Anitha, AG Girish, B Sarath Babu, RDVJ Prasad Rao, KS Varaprasad, PK Khetarpal and RP Thakur. 2005. Germplasm exchange and quarantine of ICRISAT mandate crops. Information Bulletin 69.  Rajendranagar 500 030, Andra Pradesh, India. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pantacharu 502 324, Andra Pradesh, India. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

Seed health testing protocol at ICRISAT-PQL for import

Seed health testing protocol at ICRISAT-PQL for export

The Genebanks

The 11 CGIAR genebanks currently conserve 730,000 of cereals and grain legumes, forage crops, tree species, root and tuber crops, bananas and crop wild relatives.