Mustard, lentil and grass pea
can be attacked by fungus during severe cold, tomatoes and potato may be affected by late blight diseases, battle leaf may fall and mango flower may get damaged during a cold wave.
A lack of correlation between seed size and yield was found in grass pea
under drought conditions .
A wild lentil plant from Cyprus, as well as wild relatives of the grass pea
and fava bean are among more than 70,000 seeds which have recently been sent from the UK's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon.
(Lathyrus sativus L.) is highly nutritious and protein rich legume crop; however, presence of ODAP (b-N- Oxalyl-L-a, b-diaminopropionic acid) has restricted its use for human and animal consumption.
Talukdar, "Growth responses and leaf antioxidant metabolism of grass pea
(Lathyrus sativus L.) genotypes under salinity stress," ISRN Agronomy, vol.
The pea family, specifically the grass pea
(Lathyrus sativus), is also a source of poisonous compounds such as the neurotoxin ODAP, which is responsible for lathyrism, a neurological disease.
Among these taxa, Lathyrus sativus or grass pea
has been used as dual purpose crop in the study area.
The Trust is now providing in-perpetuity funding to 17 major food crops: rice, cassava, wheat, barley, faba bean, pearl millet, maize, forages, banana edible avoids, grass pea
, sorghum, yam, chick pea and lentil.
The major pulse crops grown in the country are chickpea, lentil, pea, black gram, green gram, mung bean, mash bean, kidney bean, faba bean, pigeon pea, cowpea and grass pea
. According to an agri expert, production of pulses is affected by many biotic and abiotic stresses which hamper the realization of the yield potential of the crops.