JYOTI KAUSHIK* AND DEV VART
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : 10 March 2022; Accepted : 24 March 2022)
Pearl millet is one of the most important dual-purpose crops which is mainly grown for grain and fodder. Pearl millet contains enormous phenotypic diversity, that’s why it is an ideal crop to study diversity. A field experiment was conducted using 60 genotypes of pearl millet during Kharif, 2017 (in one environment) and Kharif, 2018 (in two environments, irrigated and unirrigated) to find out the correlation between yield related traits and yield in different environments. The traits, i.e. panicle length, panicle girth, number of productive tillers/plant, 1000 grain weight, dry fodder yield were found to be significantly correlated with grain yield/plant in all environments. These traits can be considered as an important yield determining traits can be given due attention during population and hybrid development.
Key words: Pearl millet, correlation, yield, yield contributing traits