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EVALUATION OF BITTER GOURD (MOMORDICA CHARANTIA L.) HYBRIDS UNDER SALINITY

Article Id: ARCC2134 | Page : 63-65
Citation :- EVALUATION OF BITTER GOURD (MOMORDICA CHARANTIA L.) HYBRIDS UNDER SALINITY.Agricultural Science Digest.2009.(29):63-65
V. Sundaram
Address : Associate Professor (Horticulture), Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, Karaikal 609 603, India

Abstract

Eight genetically diverse parents of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) along with fifty six F1 hybrids
obtained through full diallel mating of the parents were evaluated under saline soil for yield and yield
contributing characters. Statistical analysis of the data revealed the presence of wide variation among the
hybrids. Among the eight parents, BGS 1 was found to be the best as it had recorded significant performance
for five of the eight characters studied and could better be utilised in further breeding programme for
improvement of yield under saline conditions. The hybrid combinations IC 85643 x BGS 1 and Bikaneer
3 x IC 85643 were found superior for seven of the eight characters studied and could be exploited for
farming under salinity conditions.

Keywords

Bitter gourd Salinity.

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