Environmental, Genetic, and Agronomic Factors Affecting Field Pea Yield, Protein, and Mineral Nutrients
Pea protein is rapidly gaining favor with consumers. Dry pea grains are also excellent sources of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. However, yield and nutrient concentrations are affected by genetics, environments, and management practices. This study tested seven pea cultivars at seven locations with diverse environmental conditions. Yield, protein, and mineral concentrations were measured. Results showed great variations of yield and nutrient concentration among cultivars and environments. GxE biplot was used to display GxE interactions. Pea yield and nutrient concentrations were related to environment and soil nutrients.
Keywords - Pea, Pisum Sativum, Plant Protein, Minerals, Genotype X Environment