V. P. S. PANGHAL*, MAKHAN MAJOKA, HANS RAJ, D. S. DUHAN AND JAGAT SINGH MALIK
Department of Vegetable Science,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : 08 November 2021; Accepted : 24 December 2021)
Production of cowpea in India is limit by lack of improved varieties and seeds. Majority of varieties released were not characterize for adaptation in other parts of the country and as such their usefulness for deployment in breeding programs as well as considered for release to farmers cannot be ascertained. For effectively determine the usefulness of any introduced varieties, accessions, evaluation of that is necessary in particular climatic condition. The present experiment was conducted at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in rainy season during 2017-18 and 2018-19 for two years. The objective of the investigation was to identify the performance of different varieties of cowpea for quality pod yield in climatic conditions of Haryana. There were total five varieties viz., P263, Kashi Kanchan, Pusa Komal, Pusa Sukomal and Charodi-1 that were laid out in Randomized Block Design with four replications. The result revealed that number of branches per plant, number of pods per plant, pod length and pod yield was recorded significantly higher in Kashi Kanchan followed by P-263 varieties of cowpea. Hence, for pod production in climatic conditions of Haryana, cowpea varieties Kashi Kanchan and P-263 were recommended.
Key words:Cowpea, lobia, pod yield, contributing traits