Vol. 16 No. 1
Character association and path coefficient analysis for cane yield and quality characters in fourth clonal generation (C4) of Sugarcane (Saccharum sp. complex)
Author(s): R. PARIHAR
Abstract: Thirty five clones of sugarcane were evaluated to study the character association for 14 yield and quality characters. There was a significant character association recorded among the clones at both phenotypic and genotypic level. Cane yield and Commercial cane sugar (CCS) yield were found to have significant positive correlation with germination, number of tillers, and number of millable canes (NMC). Cane height (m), cane thickness (cm) and cane weight (kg), whereas the quality characters like, juice Brix per cent, juice purity per cent and cane yield had shown a significant positive correlation with CCS yield. The partition of correlation into direct and indirect effects indicated that, number of tillers, number of millable canes (NMC), cane height, cane width, cane weight, juice weight, CCS per cent and juice extraction per cent had a high direct effect on cane yield . On the basis of results, it can be concluded that selection program for improving genotypes for cane yield would be effective, if it is based on the number of tillers, number of millable canes, cane weight, and CCS per cent.
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