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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 1 Farmer participation in on-farm varietal trials: Multi locational testing under resource-poor conditions

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 1 Farmer participation in on-farm varietal trials: Multi locational testing under resource-poor conditions Michel Pimbert In 1989-90, the performance of 4 pigeonpea Throughout the project period NGO staff did genotypes resistant to Helicoverpa armiqera - provide advice when asked by women farmers. ICPL 84060, ICPL 332, ICPL 87088, and ICPL 87089 were evaluated in on-farm trials The range of criteria normally used by in Medak district, Andhra Pradesh, India. In ICRISAT scientists are: days to maturity, grain this part of Andhra Pradesh, 50 to 80% of the yield, seed size, seed colour, plant height, pest pigeonpea's pod production is commonly lost resistance and grain quality (protein content, to this pest every year. cooking time). Twelve criteria were identified and used to rank the genotypes in order of Forty marginal farmers from 16 villages were preference by use of the direct matrix ranking asked to grow the genotypes on large plots method. By relying on a range of informants in (0.2 -2.5 ha) using their own management different villages, farmers' evaluations could practices, and to compare them with local be cross-checked by triangulation. The criteria pigeonpea cultivars belonging to the same were: maturity group (medium ...

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