Stability analysis for various quantitative traits in soybean [Glycine max (L.) merrill]

DOI: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.11185    | Article Id: LR-3230 | Page : 517-522
Citation :- Stability analysis for various quantitative traits insoybean [Glycine max (L.) merrill] .Legume Research.2016.(39):517-522

Gunjan Tiwari*, Kamendra Singh, Pushpendra and N.K. Singh

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G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttharakhand- 263 145, India.


The present investigation was carried out to study stability performance over twelve environments for yield and yield contributing characters in twenty two genetically diverse genotypes of soybean using a randomized complete block design. The partitioning of (environment + genotype x environment) mean squares showed that environments (linear) differed significantly and were quite diverse with regards to their effects on the performance of genotypes for yield and its components. Stable genotypes were identified for wider and specific environments with high per se performance (over general mean) for majority of yield component traits. The investigation revealed that the genotypes ABL 55, ABL 20, ABL 62 and ABL 45 were desirable and stable across the environments for different yield contributing traits. Other genotypes ABL 43 and ABL 17 were found to be suitable for favourable situations, while genotypes ABL19 were adapted to poor environments for yield and majority of yield contributing traits.


Plant population Quantitative traits Soybean Stability analysis Sowing dates.


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