GENETIC DIVERGENCE IN FODDER SORGHUM (SORGHUM BICOLOR (L.) MOENCH)
VISHWANATH MEENA*, A. K. MEHTA AND MONIKA JYOTI KHUJUR
Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya,
Jabalpur-482 004 (M. P.), India
*(e-mail : vishwanathmeeena@555gmail.com)
(Received : 18 October 2016; Accepted : 24 December 2016)

SUMMARY

Sixty-two sorghum genotypes were analyzed for genetic divergence which resulted in 10 clusters having maximum inter-cluster distance between clusters II and IX and least between clusters VI and VIII. Maximum intra-cluster distance was exhibited by cluster IX followed by cluster VII. Putative lines selected were from cluster IX (E 169, GGUB 41, GGUB 59 and ICSR 93025) for leaf : stem ratio, green fodder yield per plant, green fodder yield per plant per day, dry matter yield per plant, dry matter yield per plant per day, crude protein yield per plant, plant height and internodal length; cluster IV (E 219 and ELG 24) for green fodder yield per plant, dry matter yield per plant, crude protein yield per plant, brix’s value and plant height. These lines can be used as patents in different hybridization programmes to obtain maximum variation for further selection.

Key words: Pearl millet, hybrids, populations, farmer’s practices, sustainable yield index (SYI)

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