Soil moisture stress is a major constraint limiting the growth and yield of chick pea in a specific ecosystem. The physiological traits conferring tolerance to moisture stress were evaluated in the field experiment conducted at research farm of Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, Raipur (M.P.) during rabi 1993-94, involving 13 genotypes. A significant delay in flowering was observed due to irrigation. It also played a significant role in extension of pod filling period and total crop duration. Nodule number/plant, pod number/ plant and harvest index indicated distinct genotypic differences.
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Guhey and Khan (1997). Studies on physiological traits of chick pea (Cicer arietinum L.) under rainfed and optimal soil moisture. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 10(1), pp. 49-51.