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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Performance of different characters of parents & hybrids, analysis of variance & heterosis studies in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.)

Author(s):

Deepak A Kharad, DK Patil, Altaf B Shaikh, Prashant B Kardile and Yogesh Pawar

Abstract:
The present investigation was undertaken for “Heterosis and Combining ability studies in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.)”. Experiment was conducted or taken at field of National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) Breeding section, Aurangabad (VNMKV, Parbhani, M.S.) during Kharif 2019.The objective of present study is to estimate the standard heterosis and combining ability effects among parents and crosses to find out promising cross combinations for grain yield and its components. The experimental material comprised of thirty two crosses along with twelve parents (four lines and eight testers) and standard checks AHB 1200 Fe and AHB 1269 Fe. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with two replications. The observations were recorded on ten characters viz., days to 50 per cent flowering, days to maturity, plant height, total number of tillers, number of effective tillers, earhead length, earhead head girth, 1000 grain weight, grain yield and fodder yield. The analysis of variance revealed that there were significant differences among the parents and crosses for all the characters studied. Considering the heterosis ICMA 93333 x AUBI 15022, ICMA 98222 x AUBI 15022, ICMA 98222 x AUBI 15051 and ICMA 99222 x AUBI 15004 appeared to be the more promising hybrids for breeding.

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How to cite this article:
Deepak A Kharad, DK Patil, Altaf B Shaikh, Prashant B Kardile and Yogesh Pawar. Performance of different characters of parents & hybrids, analysis of variance & heterosis studies in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):501-505.

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