Vol. 10 No. 2
Estimation of variability for grain yield, quality and some agronomic traits in bread wheat and triticale
Author(s): S. Diyali, Bhanupriya, S. Mukherjee, K. K. Sarkar and S. K. Mukhopadhayay
Abstract: The investigation was carried out to study the genetic variability of quantitative traits and their contribution towards seed yield that may be used as criteria for yield improvement in wheat. The experiment was conducted with forty nine genotypes including two triticale in Nadia district of West Bengal during rabi season in two consecutive years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 following RBD design with two replications. A wide spectrum of variability for all the characters except days to maturity within the genotypes were evident which could provide scope for improvement on the characters following selection and most of the characters like plant height, days to heading, days to flowering, 1000 grain weight, number of grains spike-1 and yield plant-1 were associated with high heritability along with high genetic advance which suggested that the characters are predominantly controlled by additive gene effect and direct selection on the basis of phenotypic data may response positively to desired direction..
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