PATH COEFFICIENT ANALYSIS IN LOCAL PEARL MILLET GERMPLASM FOR GRAIN MINERALS AND AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS

Article Id: ARCC624 | Page : 128 - 132
Citation :- PATH COEFFICIENT ANALYSIS IN LOCAL PEARL MILLET GERMPLASM FOR GRAIN MINERALS AND AGRONOMIC CHARACTERS.Agricultural Science Digest.2012.(32):128 - 132
M.Govindaraj* and B. Selvi mahagovind@gmail.com
Address : Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, India

Abstract

Path coefficient analysis for grain minerals and quality traits affecting grain yield was accomplished in 61 indigenous germplasm lines of pearl millet. Maximum direct effect on grain yield was contributed by crude fat content which is positive and highly significant (P ight and crude fat content had positive and significant indirect effect on grain yield. These results interestingly showed that either higher grain yield or seed weight often have higher crude fat content which increased the feed value in poultry farms. It was also noted that, breeding for high grain minerals as well as other quality characters did reduce the yield potential of the cultivars.

Keywords

Path co-efficient Germplasm Pearl millet Minerals Yield.

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