EVALUATION OF FABA BEAN GENOTYPES FOR SEED YIELD UNDER HARYANA CONDITIONS
RAJESH KUMAR ARYA
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
CCS Haryana Agriculural University, Hisar
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(Received : 21 May 2018; Accepted: 28 June 2018)
Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is an important herbaceous often cross pollinated crop plant, it belongs to family Fabaceae. It is cultivated for food, feed and fodder purposes. The field experiment was conducted in RBD by using 22 newly developed genotypes of Faba bean including checks 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 plant height (cm), days to maturity, number of branches/plant, pod length (cm), seeds/pod, clusters/plant and seed yield (kg/ ha)., except number of seeds/pod. Out of 22 genotypes, the genotype HB-14-20 recorded the highest seed yield (36.52q/ha) followed by HB-14-6 (35.42q/ha), HB-14-4(34.73q/ha), HB-14-32 (35.83 q/ha) and HFB-1(c) 34.44 q/ha) against Vikrant (33.02q/ha). These genotypes have good potential for commercial cultivation, but to be tested over time and space before recommendation for commercial cultivation.
Key words:Seed yield, contributing characters, faba bean (Vicia faba L.), elite genotypes