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VARIABIUTY AND CHARACTER ASSOCIATION OF GRAIN YIELD IN PEARL MILLET {PENNISETUM GLAUCUM(L.) R. BR.}

Article Id: ARCC4658 | Page : 231 - 232
Citation :- VARIABIUTY AND CHARACTER ASSOCIATION OF GRAIN YIELD IN PEARL MILLET {PENNISETUM GLAUCUM(L.) R. BR.}.Agricultural Science Digest.2005.(25):231 - 232
D.K. Varu, M.G. Valu, K.M. Doshi and C.J. Dangaria
Address : Main Millet Research Station, Gujarat Agriculture University, Jamnagar - 361 006, India

Abstract

Seventy diverse genotypes were studied to investigate genotypic and phenotypic co-efficient of variation (GCV and PCV), heritability, genetic advance (GA) and correlation for seven characters in pearl millet. A wide range variability both at genotypic and phenotypic level was observed for all the characters studied. It was observed that the characters viz., ear head girth, ear head length and plant height had high heritability and high genetic advance, which revealed operation of additive gene action. Significant and positive correlation for effective tillers per plant followed by ear head length with grain yield indicated major role of those characters in contribution of yield.

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