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HETEROSIS IN SUNFLOWER

Article Id: ARCC4856 | Page : 217 - 219
Citation :- HETEROSIS IN SUNFLOWER.Agricultural Science Digest.2003.(23):217 - 219
N. Manivannan, V. Muralidharan and B. SUbbalakshmi
Address : Department of Oilseeds. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, C:oimbatore - 641003, India

Abstract

Forty six hybrids of sunflower obtained from 5 cms lines (2A, 5A, 207A, 234A and 821A) and 19 genotypes were evaluated for their days to 50% flowering, plant height, head diameter and seed yield/plant. The hybrid 207 A x 234 B and 234 A x TNAUSUF 15/1 recorded 142 and 116 percent as standard heterosis, respectively for seed yield per plant. Therefore, these two hybrids could be recommended for large scale evaluation.

References

  1. Damodaram, T. and Hegde, D.M. (2000). Oilseeds Situation: AStatistical Compendium 2000. Directorate of Oilseeds. Research

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