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IDENTIACATION OF GERMPlASM SOURCES FOR ADAPTATION UNDER RECEDING SOIL MOISTURE SITUATIONS IN RABJ SORGHUM

Article Id: ARCC4602 | Page : 56 - 58
Citation :- IDENTIACATION OF GERMPlASM SOURCES FOR ADAPTATION UNDER RECEDING SOIL MOISTURE SITUATIONS IN RABJ SORGHUM.Agricultural Science Digest.2005.(25):56 - 58
K.N. Pawar, B.D. Biradar, Shamarao Jahagirdar and M.R. Ravikumar
Address : Regional Research Station, Bijapur - 586 101, VAS, Dharwad, India

Abstract

A set of 14 germplasm lines of rabi sorghum of diverse genetic attributes were evaluated for their drought adoption under shallow and medium soils during 1997–98. In growth parameters, the entries RSLG-262, 277, RSLG-253 and Sel-3 along with check M-35-1 showed at par performance with respect to LAI at 50% flowering, photosynthetic rate and TOM at harvest both under shallow and medium situations. In yield and yield components the entries RSLG-262, 227, 253,PHR-5, CR-6 and CSV-14R showed better drought adoptive traits by recording maximum number of grains/panicle, 1000 grain weight and grain and fodder yield. These entries performed at par with popular cultivar M-35-1 with superior grain quality and better than Sel-3. Thus, the germplasm Identified be further used in beeding programme under genetic improvement and adoption under drought conditions.

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