International Journal of Plant Production, ( ISI ), Volume (8), No (4), Year (2014-10) , Pages (531-548)

Title : ( Yield gap analysis of chickpea under semi-arid conditions: A simulation study )

Authors: seyyedreza amiri deh ahmadi , Mahdi Parsa , Mohammad Bannayan Aval , Mehdi Nassiri Mahallati , Reza Deihimfard ,

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Yield gap analysis provides an essential framework to prioritize research and policy efforts to reduce yield constraints. To identify options for increasing chickpea yield, the SSM-chickpea model was parameterized and evaluated. The model was applied to analyze seed yield at both potential and water limited production levels and subsequently to find the yield gap for nine different locations. Study locations are selected to represent major chickpea-growing areas of Khorasan Razavi province (located between 37◦ N and 33◦ S latitude and 61◦ E and 56◦ W longitude). The average simulated potential yield of chickpea across all study locations was 2251 kg ha-1, while for the water limited yield was 1026 kg ha -1, indicating 54% lower due to adverse soil moisture conditions. Average irrigated and rainfed actual yields were 64% and 79% less than simulated potential and water limited yields respectively. Maximum and minimum of simulated potential yield minus simulated water limited yield (YGMM) and simulated potential yield minus irrigated actual yield (YGMI) were observed in Torbat-Jam and Quchan, respectively. Generally, YGMI and YGMM showed an increasing trend from the north (including Neishabur, Mashhad, Quchan and Daregaz) to the south of the study province (Torbat-Jam and Gonabad). In comparison to other indices, simulated water limited yield minus rainfed actual yield (YGMR) was very low because both simulated water limited and average rainfed actual yields were low in these locations. Overall, YGMR was almost unaffected by the quantity of rainfall received at these locations.


Actual yield; Benchmarking; Modelling; Potential yield
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author = {Amiri Deh Ahmadi, Seyyedreza and Parsa, Mahdi and Bannayan Aval, Mohammad and Nassiri Mahallati, Mehdi and Reza Deihimfard},
title = {Yield gap analysis of chickpea under semi-arid conditions: A simulation study},
journal = {International Journal of Plant Production},
year = {2014},
volume = {8},
number = {4},
month = {October},
issn = {1735-6814},
pages = {531--548},
numpages = {17},
keywords = {Actual yield; Benchmarking; Modelling; Potential yield},


%0 Journal Article
%T Yield gap analysis of chickpea under semi-arid conditions: A simulation study
%A Amiri Deh Ahmadi, Seyyedreza
%A Parsa, Mahdi
%A Bannayan Aval, Mohammad
%A Nassiri Mahallati, Mehdi
%A Reza Deihimfard
%J International Journal of Plant Production
%@ 1735-6814
%D 2014