Volume Archives: Vol. 44 No 3 (December 2018)

POSSIBILITIES OF NON-CONVENTIONAL FEED RESOURCES IN LIVESTOCK FEEDING – A REVIEW
RAJAN KATOCH*, ANKUR TRIPATHI AND SURBHI SOOD
Biochemistry Laboratory,
Department of Crop Improvement, CSKHPKV,
Palampur 176062, HP, India
*(e-mail : rajankatoch@yahoo.com)
(Received : 29 November 2018; Accepted : 29 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Conventional feed sources are an indispensible part in livestock feeding for Indian rural households. Though India possesses huge population of diverse livestock, but the productivity is low. The main constraint in livestock production is unavailability or fluctuating year round feed supply of quality feed. Therefore, for sustainable development of livestock sector, it is pertinent to look into all possibilities to overcome feed shortages. The inclusion of non-conventional feed resources (NCFR) could be a most viable option for bridging the gap between supply and demand for animal feeds, for reducing the competition between human and animals for food and for providing nutritional sufficiency to available feed sources. This would also be an effective way of diversification of traditional agriculture and biodiversity conservation. A variety of feeds from perennial crops, multipurpose trees and shrubs, weeds and agro-industrial byproducts are included in the category of NCFR. They are excellent source of nutrients which keep intestinal microflora active for digesting cellulosic biomasses.
However, some of them are low in nutritive quality and contain high concentrations of aversive factors which reduce the nutrient utilization and causes discontinuation of various metabolic processes. An array of processing and feeding methods has been developed to overcome the negative effects of the anti-nutrients from NCFR. The present review emphasizes the integration of NCFR in livestock feeding for achieving improved livestock productivity and the sustenance of rural livelihoods.

Key words: Anti-nutrients, Fodder scarcity, NCFR, Nutritional composition, Processing, Tree fodder

OXALATE ACCUMULATION IN FODDER CROPS AND IMPACT ON GRAZING ANIMALS – A REVIEW
MEENAKSHI GOYAL*
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics,
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
*(e-mail : meenakshigoyal@pau.edu)
(Received : 13 November 2018; Accepted : 10 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Oxalate content in some forage crops causes poisoning in ruminants under certain conditions. Many external and internal factors like plant species/variety, plant parts, seasonal variation, nitrogen fertilization and clipping interval etc. have a large effect on oxalate accumulation in forage plants and
thus influence metabolism of grazing animals. In the present paper, an overall view of oxalate accumulation under the influence of these various factors in forage crops has been summarized. Different nitrogen sources vis-à-vis N doses alter the oxalate accumulation to different levels. Nitrate application resulted in higher contents of soluble and total oxalates than ammonium application. With increased harvesting interval, oxalate content showed a decreasing trend in some plants but reverse trend was reported in others. Ruminants tend to be more tolerant of oxalate than non-ruminants. A dose of 0.12 g oxalic acid/kg live weight/d resulted in mild degree of hypocalcaemia in sheep but prolonged grazing on some tropical grasses could result in severe hypocalcaemia in sheep and cattle. However, more research is required for a better understanding of the interactions between oxalate in different
species and grazing animals.

Key words: Clipping interval, Growing environment, Fertilization, Forages, Oxalate

RESPONSE OF ACACIA FORAGE YIELD AND ITS QUALITY TO WATER STRESS AND CUTTING HEIGHT
A. A. KANDIL AND A. E. SHARIEF*
Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture,
Mansoura University, Egypt
*(e-mail : shariefali42@gmail.com)
(Received : 18 September 2018; Accepted : 15 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Shrubs of acacia dispersed over clay or sandy regions of arid and semi-arid lands due to its tolerance to salinity. In order to re-vegetate acacia plants in the desert sand saline soils and its forage dry matter production. Two experiments accompanied during 2014, 2015 and 2016 seasons. The purposes of this investigation aimed to (1) investigate water deficit effects, i.e. irrigation at Evaporation rates 1.00, 0.67 and 0.33 ET, (2) study the effect of three stubble-heights, i.e. 20, 40 and 60 cm (3) schoolwork the interaction effects on forage dry matter yield, its quality, water use efficiency and desert re-vegetation. The tallest plant, thick stems, highest weight of green forage yield/ha, highest weight of dry forage yield/ha and the highest values of water use efficiency obtained from the first cut. While, uppermost ether extract as well as ash percentage and ash yield/ha created from the second cut. The tallest plant, thick stem, the highest green and dry matter forages yield/plant, forage, green and dry yield/ha, protein%, nitrogen free extract%, Yield/ha of protein, fiber, ether extract, ash and nitrogen free extract created for irrigation at 1.00 ET. Irrigation at 0.67 ET produced the highest water use efficiency. Irritation at 0.33 ET created the highest ether extracts, crude fiber and ash percentage. Cutting at 40 cm height produced the tallest plant, thick stems, the highest weight of green and dry
foraged yield/plant, green and dry matter forage yields/ha, the highest values of water use efficiency, the highest percentages of protein and ash, yield/ha of protein, fiber and ether extract. For the moment, cutting at 60 cm height recorded the highest percentage of crude fiber and ether extract. In general, cutting at 40 cm with irrigation at 100% ET gets the great forage dry matter yield/ha, its quality and water use efficiency.

Key words: Acacia saligna, Forage dry matter, Forage quality, Water use efficiency

GENE ACTION AND COMBINING ANALYSIS FOR YIELD AND ITS ATTRIBUTING TRAITS IN FORAGE SORGHUM [SORGHUM BICOLOR (L.) MOENCH]
Y. D. PATEL, R. N. PATEL, R. A. GAMI*, P. R. PATEL AND Y. A.VIRADIYA
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CPCA, S.D. Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar (Gujarat)
Potato Research Station, S.D. Agricultural University, Deesa-385 535 (Gujarat)
Sorghum Research Station, S.D. Agricultural University, Deesa-385 535 (Gujarat)
Pulses Research Station, S.D. Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar (Gujarat)
Department of Seed Technology, S.D. Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar (Gujarat)
*(e-mail : ramangami@gmail.com)
(Received : 30 November 2018; Accepted : 25 December 2018)

SUMMARY

The experiment in forage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] was carried out in
Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications to study gene action and combining ability of nine females and three males with their 27 F1’s for fodder yield, its quality and other yield related traits. The ratio of 2gca /2sca was found less than unity for all the traits under study, suggesting greater role of non-additive genetic variance in the inheritance of all these traits. The parents, DSF-123, DSF-138 and DSF-146 were found good general combiners for green fodder yield per plant and its contributing traits viz. number of leaves per plant, leaf width, brix %, dry matter yield per plant and leaf area. On the basis of sca effects, the crosses DSF-130 × CSV 21 F, DSF-140 × GFS 5 and DSF-138 × CSV 21 F were found promising for green fodder yield per plant. These crosses were also manifested high sca values for its contributing traits viz. plant height, number of leaves per plant, leaf length, leaf width, brix %, dry matter yield per plant and leaf area. The crosses exhibiting high sca effects for green fodder yield per plant involved average × average or good × average combining parents. Better performance of these
hybrids for green fodder yield per plant reflected involvement of interaction of dominant and epistasis type of gene action.

Key words: L × T analysis, Gene action, Combining ability, Green fodder yield

ASSESEMENT OF GENETIC VARIABILITY, CORRELATIONS AND PATH COEFFICIENT ANALYSIS IN FORAGE OAT (AVENA SATIVA L.)
V. R. WAGH, A. H. SONONE* AND S. V. DAMAME
AICRP on Forage Crops and Utilization
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Rahuri-413 722 (M. S.), India
*(e-mail : ajitsonone@gmail.com)
(Received : 17 September 2018; Accepted : 15 December 2018)

SUMMARY

The present study was conducted during winter season of 2016-2017 with 27 diverse oat genotypes. The genotypes were analyzed for genetic variability, correlation, path analysis and genetic diversity. High heritability along with high genetic advance was recorded for plant height, number of tillers per meter row length, leaf length, leaf width, leaf/stem ratio, stem thickness and green forage yield. High values of GCV and PCV were observed for leaf/stem ratio and green forage yield whereas low values were observed for dry matter content and number of leaves per tiller. Green forage yield was significantly and positively correlated with number of tillers per meter row length, crude protein content, stem thickness, leaf width, plant height and number of leaves per tiller. Leaf width and crude protein content exhibited highest positive direct effect and significant positive correlation with green forage yield.

Key words: Forage oat, Variability, Correlation, Path analysis

GENETIC VARIABILITY STUDIES FOR YIELD AND QUALITY COMPONENTS IN CENCHRUS GRASS (CENCHRUS SPP.)
ADLIN*. S, C. BABU AND P. SUMATHI
Department of Forage Crops,
Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
*(e-mail : adlins23@gmail.com)
(Received : 16 October 2018; Accepted : 18 December 2018)

SUMMARY

The present study was conducted to assess the magnitude of genetic variability in Cenchrus grass genotypes for fodder yield, its component traits and quality parameters. Significant genetic
variability was observed among the germplasm studied. High PCV and GCV ( >20 %) were observed for the traits like leaf length, leaf width, number of tillers per plant, 100 seed weight, green fodder yield per plant, crude fat content, calcium and magnesium content. In the present investigation, high heritability coupled with high genetic advance over mean was observed for the characters plant height, leaf length, leaf width, panicle length, internode length, number of tillers per plant, days to 50 per cent flowering, 100 seed weight, crude protein, crude fat, calcium, magnesium content and green fodder yield per plant suggesting the influence of additive gene action. Hence these traits may be considered as selection indices for Cenchrus grass improvement programme.

Key words: Cenchrus grass, PCV, GCV, heritability, genetic advance

APPRAISAL OF MICROBIAL INOCULANT ON GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY ATTRIBUTES OF FORAGE SORGHUM
ANUREET KAUR,*, GULAB PANDOVE AND HARPREET KAUR OBEROI
Punjab Agricultural University, Regional Research Station, Bathinda, Punjab, India
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab
*(e-mail : anureet_1@pau.edu)
(Received : 29 October 2018; Accepted : 20 December 2018)

SUMMARY

The field experiments were conducted during kharif season of 2016 and 2017 at Punjab Agricultural University, Regional Research Station, Bathinda, Punjab and Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The experiment was conducted in RCBD and replicated thrice. Biofertilizers, viz. Azotobacter sp., Sphingobacterium sp., Burkholderia sp. and Streptomyces badius were used for seed treatment of sorghum before sowing. Total nine treatments were evaluated, T1 : RDF, T2 : RDF + Azotobacter sp., T3 : RDF + Azotobacter sp.+ Sphingobacterium sp., T4 : RDF + Azotobacter sp.+ Burkholderia sp, T5 : RDF + Azotobacter sp.+ Streptomyces badius , T6 : 75% of RDF + Azotobacter sp., T7 : 75% of RDF + Azotobacter sp.+
Sphingobacterium sp., T8 : 75% of RDF + Azotobacter sp.+ Burkholderia sp., T9 : 75% of RDF + Azotobacter sp.+ Streptomyces badius. The result revealed that nonetheless, in all the treatments in which microbial inoculants were applied along with chemical fertilizer, numeric increases were observed. The highest growth and yield attributes were observed in T4 treatment (RDF + Azotobacter sp.+ Burkholderia sp.) at both the locations. The percentage increase in plant height, leaves per plant, tillers per plant, leaf/root ratio, green fodder yield and dry fodder yield in T4 treatment over control was 3.89, 11.28,9.6,11.2,4.11,4.28 and 4.72, 12.44.8.22,20.71,6.4,7.37, respectively at Bathinda and Ludhiana. This might be because of matching beneficial bacteria with their preferred crops, leading to optimized root colonization. Further, HCN content in all the treatments with microbial inoculants were slightly more than control but it was below permissible limit. In light of the results, it is concluded that
the application of RDF + Azotobacter sp. + Burkholderia sp. recorded maximum green forage yield with good quality of forage sorghum.

Key words: Sorghum, Azotobacter, Sphingobacterium, Burkholderia, Streptomyces, fodder yield

RELATIVE PERFORMANCE OF OAT FORAGE VARIETIES FOR SEED PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS AND FODDER YIELD UNDER CENTRAL GUJARAT CONDITIONS
DIGVIJAY SINGH*, AVINASH CHAUHAN AND ALKA CHAUDHARY
National Dairy Development Board
Anand-388001 (Gujarat), India
*(e-mail: dsingh@nddb.coop)
(Received : 28 August 2018; Accepted : 10 December 2018)

SUMMARY

The field experiment was conducted in Rabi season during two consecutive years 2014-15 and 2015-16 at the fodder demonstration unit (FDU) of National Dairy Development Board, Anand (Gujarat) with the objective to evaluate different oat varieties for their seed yield, fodder yields and quality under Central Gujarat conditions. The experiment was designed in randomised block design with four replication and 13 treatments of oat varieties. The pooled data over the two years revealed that the oat varieties UPO 212 (41.15 t/ha) followed by OS 346 (41.10 t/ha) recorded significantly higher green fodder yield. Dry matter and crude protein yield was observed to be higher in oat varieties UPO 212 (9.10 t/ha) and JO-03-91 (1.18 t/ha), respectively. Oat variety Kent (1.66 t/ha) statistically at par with NDO 1 (1.53 t/ha) recorded significantly higher seed yield while the lowest seed yield was observed in oat variety RO 19 (0.53 t/ha). Test weight was significantly high in OS 346 (49.40 g) while Kent recorded lowest test weight (37.93 g). Harvest index % was recorded higher in Kent (12.33) followed by NDO 1 (12.22). Benefit:Cost (B:C) ratio for green fodder production was recorded highest equally (1.70) in UPO 212 and OS 346 followed by JO-03-91 (1.60). In seed production, B:C ratio was observed highest in oat variety Kent (2.51) followed by NDO 1 (2.14), JO-03-91 (1.75). Amongst different oat varieties crude protein content ranged between (10.49 to 13.14 %), crude fat (1.54 to 2.51 %), crude fibre (31.08 to 34.0%) and silica (2.54 to 3.68 %). Economic analysis shows that oat seed production provided greater returns as compared to green fodder production.

Key words: Oat, variety, green fodder, seed yield, crop residue, quality

QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS AND ECONOMICS OF DIFFERENT BERSEEM (TRIFOLIUM ALEXANDRINUM L.) CULTIVARS AS INFLUENCED BY BIOFERTILIZERS AND CUTTING MANAGEMENT
HARENDER SINGH DAHIYA* AND JAIBIR TOMAR
J. V. College, Baraut, Baghpat – 250611, Uttar Pradesh, India
*(e-mail : hsdahiya89@gmail.com)
(Received : 26 December 2018; Accepted : 30 December 2018)

SUMMARY

An investigation entitled, “Quality characteristics and economics of berseem (Trifolium alexandrinum L.) as influenced by biofertilizers and cutting management” was conducted at the Agricultural Research Farm of J.V. College, Baraut (Baghpat). The experiment was laid in a factorial randomized block design with four types of cuttings (C1= cutting 1.5 above ground, C2= cutting 3.5 above ground, C3= cutting 5.5 above ground and C4= cutting 7.5 above ground), three levels of biofertilizers viz. (B1= Control, B1= Rizobium and B3= Rizobium + PSB) and two varieties of berseem viz. V1= Mescavi (Pusa) and V2= Bhart Kaveri with four replications. The results revealed that among different types of cuttings, quality characteristics of berseem such as crude protein percentage and crude fact percentage were recorded highest with treatment C3 i.e. when cutting was at 5.5 above the ground. In case of different levels of biofertilizers, quality characteristics of berseem were observed to be highest with combined application of Rizobium + PSB. Moreover, variety Mescavi was found to be superior in quality aspect and gave the higher net returns as compared to local variety.

Key words: Berseem, Quality, Economics, Biofertilizers and Cutting management

PERFORMANCE OF FORAGE BASED INTERCROPPING OF OAT (MEDICAGO SATIVA L.)– LUCERNE (AVENA SATIVA) UNDER DIFFERENT ROW RATIO
V. C. GANVIT,*, VAISHALI H. SURVE, A. P. ITALIYA AND B. J. PATEL
Department of Agronomy, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450, India
*(e-mail : vipulganvit567@gmail.com)
(Received : 6 December 2018; Accepted : 24 December 2018)

SUMMARY

A field experiment was conducted during rabi season of 2016-2017 at Navsari, Gujarat to study the performance of forage based intercropping of oat (Medicago sativa L.) – lucerne under different row ratio. Intercropping system had significant effect on green fodder yield, dry fodder yield, crude protein content and crude fibre content. The results of the experiment showed significant increase in green fodder yield of oat and lucerne, dry fodder yield of oat under different row ratios. However, oat + lucerne in the ratio of 2:1 recorded significantly highest green fodder yield (991.14 q/ha) of oat and lucerne as well as significantly higher dry fodder yield (114.12 q/ha) of oat.Crude protein content and crude fibre content in oat were significantly influenced by different row ratio. However, no significant difference was observed in lucerne crop. Oat and lucerne in 2:1 row ratio recorded significantly higher crude protein and crude fibre content over rest of the treatments at first and second cut.

Key words: Intercropping, Oat, Lucerne, Green fodder, Crude Protein, Crude Fibre

EFFECT OF PLANTING MATERIAL ON PRODUCTIVITY OF BAJRA × NAPIER HYBRID
B. T. SINARE*, S. H. PATHAN AND H. P. PARDESHI
Department of Agronomy,
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Rahuri-413 722 (Maharashtra), India
*(e-mail : sinarebt69@gmail.com; **pathansarfraj85@gmail.com)
(Received : 16 August 2018; Accepted : 14 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Field experiment was conducted to study the effect of planting material on the growth, yield and quality of B x N hybrid during 2014-15 to 2016-17. Planting of B x N hybrid with two eye bud
cuttings were produced significantly maximum green forage yield (179.46 t/ha/yr), dry matter yield (40.65 t/ha/yr) and crude protein yield (3.74 t/ha/yr).The crude protein content, ADF, NDF, IVDMD, nitrate content and oxalate content in B x N hybrid was not influenced significantly due to different planting materials. The planting of B x N hybrid with two eye bud cutting produced significantly higher with gross monetary returns (Rs. 1,65,929/ha/yr), net monetary returns (Rs. 1,01,371 /ha/yr) and B:C ratio (2.62) than remaining planting materials. However, it was at par with the planting with rooted slips and three eye bud cuttings. The soil available nutrients after harvest i.e. nitrogen (174.77 kg/ha) and potassium (439.76 kg/ha) were recorded significantly higher in the single eye bud rooted cuttings as compared to other treatments of planting material. While, soil available phosphorus remained
unaffected due to different planting materials used under experimentation.

Key words: Planting material, forage quality parameters, Bajra × Napier hybrid

PERFORMANCE OF FODDER CROPS DURING POST RAINY SEASON IN ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
B. GANGAIAH* AND M. S. KUNDU
1Division of Natural Resource Management
2Division of Animal Science
ICAR- Central Island Agricultural Research Institute,
Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India 744 105
*(e-mail : bandlagangaiah1167@gmail.com)
(Received : 13 December 2018; Accepted : 24 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Andaman & Nicobar Islands dairy farming progress was severely constrained by shortage of green fodders especially during post rainy season and fodder cultivation was unknown for the stakeholders. In this context, field experimentation was carried out under rain fed situations during for post-rainy seasons (December 2015 – January 2016) at Port Blair in a low fertile neutral pH soil to assess the productivity, quality and economics of 3 fodder crops i.e., maize (Zea mays L.), sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] and pillipesara (Phaseolus trilobatus (L.) Schreb) in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with four replications. The results revealed that sweet sorghum has significantly higher dry fodder production (t/ha) and net returns (Rs. /ha) i.e. 12.73 and 23,074 than maize (10.91 and 16,995) and pillipesara (3.78 and 4,030). Pillipesara fodder was more nutrient dense (N, P), but overall nutrient contained in biomass was highest in maize and sweet sorghum (N & P) and maize (K). Based on productivity, quality and economics sweet sorghum cultivation was recommended for augmenting fodder supplies in the islands during post-rainy season.

Key words: Fodder, Maize, Sweet sorghum, Pillipesara, Crude Protein, Leaf: Stem ratio, Income

PERFORMANCE OF SORGHUM [SORGHUM BICOLOR (L.) MOENCH] UNDER SALT STRESS
S. DEVI*, SATPAL, H. S. TALWAR, RAMPRAKASH AND V. GOYAL
Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Forage Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Department of Soil Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
ICAR-Indian Institute of Millet Research, Hyderabad
*(e-mail : devisaritaa@gmail.com)
(Received : 20 November 2018; Accepted 26 December 2018)

SUMMARY

Present investigation was carried out to evaluate the effect of salt stress on physiological maturity of sorghum genotypes. Tolerance of different genotypes depends on the ability to avoid
harmful salt accumulation. It is moderately salt tolerant crop, more than maize and less than barley. Hence, its salt tolerance potential can be exploited for reclamation of saline soils. In order to select best suited dual purpose sorghum genotypes, twenty (SPH 1798, SPH 1858 (SS), SPH 1892, SPH 1893, SPH 1895, SPH 2324, SPH 2458, SPV 2462, SPV 2524, SPV 2525, SPV 2526, SPV 2527, SPV 2530, SPV 2531, CSV 19 SS (C), CSH 24 SS (C), HJ-541, HJ-513, SSG 59-3, HC-308) sorghum genotypes were sown in controlled conditions. Salt levels (8, 10 dS m-1) were maintained by saturating the pots with desired levels of salinity and control pots with canal water. Plant height, no. of leaves, total biomass, total dry weight and grain yield were observed at physiological maturity. Some of the genotypes viz. SPH 2324, SPV 2462, SPV 2525, SPV 2526, SPV 2530 and HJ 513 were not able to survive at higher salinity level (10 dS m-1) and couldn’t yield significantly. The genotype SPH 2324 even did not survive at 8 dS m-1 of salt stress. Decreasing trend was noticed in plant height, no. of leaves, total biomass, total dry weight and grain yield with increment of salt stress over control. The sorghum genotypes i.e. SPH 1798, SPH 1858 (SS), SPH 1892, SPH 1893, SPH 1895, SPH 2458, SPV 2524, SPV 2527, SPV 2531, CSV 19 SS (C), CSH 24 SS (C), HJ-541, SSG 59-3, HC-308 were found
healthier up to physiological maturity at 10 dS m-1 of salt level. Their superior performance was estimated mainly due to the physiological screening tools like high total fresh biomass (g) and total dry weight (g) at physiological maturity. The sorghum genotypes (SPH 1858(SS), SPV 2462, CSH 24SS(C), HJ 541) set seeds at 8 and 10 dS m-1 of salt stress and were found tolerant under salt stress.

Key words: Salt stress, sorghum, physiological maturity, seed yield

EVALUATION OF CHANDERSUR (LEPIDIUM SATIVUM L.) GENOTYPES FOR SEED YIELD UNDER HARYANA CONDITIONS
RAJESH KUMAR ARYA* AND VANDANA
MAP Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
*(e-mail : rakarayogi@gmail.com)
(Received : 10 December 2018; Accepted 24 : December 2018)

SUMMARY

Chandersur (Lepidium sativum L.) is cultivated for food, feed and medicinal supplements. It is also useful to increase the milk production in animals. The field experiment was conducted using eight genotypes of chandersur in RBD during rabi 2017-18 at Research Farm of MAP Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. In the present study, wide genetic variability was observed for days to 50 per cent flowering, plant height (cm), number of branches/plant, length of siliqua (mm), number of siliqua/plant and seed yield/plot, except number of seeds/siliqua. Highest seed yield/plot was recorded for HLS-15 (1898.67 kg/ha) followed by ALS-1 (1426.00 kg/ha), HLS-4 (1356.67 kg/ha), GA-1 (1345.33 kg/ha) and HLS 27 (1245.33 kg/ha). The genotypes HLS-15 was found early in days to 50 per cent flowering (70.67 days), medium in height (105.07), number of branches/plant (7.33) and length of siliqua (4.9 mm) and maximum in number of siliqua/plant (1757.87) as well as in seed yield (1898.67 kg/ha), therefore, it has good potential for commercial cultivation, but before it to be recommended, it’s testing over time and space is needed.

Key words: Seed yield, contributing characters, chandersur, elite genotypes