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