COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE OF FORAGE PEARL MILLET GENOTYPES FOR FODDER AND GRAIN YIELD POTENTIAL AT HISAR AND ALL-INDIA LEVEL

D. S. PHOGAT, R. N. ARORA*, Y. JINDAL AND S. K. PAHUJA

Forage Section

Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding

CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004-2, India

*(E-mail: arora15@rediffmail.com)

(Received : 18 June, 2013, Accepted : 25 July, 2013)

SUMMARY

Five promising genotypes of forage pearl millet namely; NDFB-11, NDFB-13, AFB-3, AFB-4 and JHPM 08-1 contributed by various Coordinating Centres under AICRP (FC) were evaluated against two national checks namely; Raj Bajra Chari-2 and Giant Bajra for assessing their fodder and grain yield potential in two separate trials during kharif-2010 at CCS HAU, Hisar. Both the experiments were sown at the farm area of Forage Section, CCS HAU, Hisar on 18th July, 2010 with 3 replications. The plot size was kept as 4.0 m x 3.0 m, with row to row distance of 30 cm. The same sets of entries were also tested at 16 different locations for fodder trial and at 14 locations for grain trial across the country during kharif-2010.

Key words : Evaluation, fodder and grain yield potential, forage pearl millet.

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