Edita JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA. Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera. Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Desarrollo Sostenible.
This manual shows in detail the steps to be performed to do crosses in chickpea. Our aim is that at the end of the reading, any person could perform this protocol. Despite we have been focused on chickpea crosses, this manual will be useful for other legume species because the flowers of this family have similar morphology. Artificial hybridization in chickpea is a very difficult task compared to other legumes due to the small size of the flowers. Consequently, the rate of success is only around 10%. It is necessary to have the skill, be careful and to have experience to overcome these problems.