DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2014.00689.4    | Article Id: LR-3030 | Page : 641-645
Asha Yadav, I.S. Yadav and C.K. Yadav asha.agrarians@gmail.com
Address : Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar–125 004, India


A set of fifty genotypes of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)were evaluated in three different environments during 2008-09 to determine the stability for seed yield plant height , number of branches per plant, number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod, biological yield,  seed yield per plant, harvest index (%), 100 seed weight . Analysis of variance revealed significant differences among the genotypes for all the characters studied. Stability analysis showed that a major portion of genotype × environment (G × E) interaction was accompanied by linear component for number of branches per plant, number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod, biological yield, seed yield per plant and 100 seed weight, whereas, non-linear portion predominantly contributed towards plant height, number of branches per plant and harvest index. Environment two (E2) was observed to be best for most of the yield attributing traits. Considering all the parameters, genotypes H06-79, H04-31, HK05-151, HK06-162, HK06-170, HK06-171, HK-2, HK-3, H06-32 having bi>1 and i = 0 found promising for favourable environment, while genotype HC-3 having  bi


Chickpea G x E interaction Phenotypic stability.


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