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IMPACT OF FLOWER TO POD CONVERSION IN DIFFERENT FLOWERING PHASES ON SEED YIELD IN MUNGBEAN {VIGNA RADIATA (L.) WILCZEK}

Article Id: ARCC3576 | Page : 118-122
Citation :- IMPACT OF FLOWER TO POD CONVERSION IN DIFFERENT FLOWERING PHASES ON SEED YIELD IN MUNGBEAN {VIGNA RADIATA (L.) WILCZEK}.Legume Research.2007.(30):118-122
S.K. Gupta, J.S. Sandhu and H.S. Sekhon
Address : Deparbnent of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, Punjab, India

Abstract

Eight genotypes of mungbean were studied for flower production potential and conversion of flowers to pods during different phases of flowering. A wide range for total number of flowers was present from 77 flowers in Pura Vishal to 143 in ML-1270. Overall mean of 48.8% flower shedding or 51.2% pod setting was recorded from these mungbean lines. Conversion of flowers to pods was maximum in beginning which continuously declined with the progress of flowering period. The study suggests that selection should be in favour of genotypes with maximum flower production potential for increased seed yield though it will produce grains of reduced weight. Genotypes producing more number of flowers during initial phases of flowering are misleading and lead to development of low yielding genotypes in mungbean.

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