RAJESH KUMAR ARYA*, VANDANA, G. S. DAHIYA, MINAKSHI JATTAN, J. M. SUTALIYA AND RAVI KUMAR
MAP Section, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (India)
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : 16 March 2020; Accepted : 20 June 2020)
Present study was carried out by using 21 genotypes of chicory (Cichorium intybus) during Rabi 2017-18 and 2018-19 at Research Farm of MAP Section, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. The results on seed yield (kg/ha) revealed that the year 2018-19 was most favourable for seed yield (214.44 kg/ha) as compared to 2017-18 (188.81 kg/ha). During 2017-18, HCI-3 was highest yielder with seed yield (320.48 kg/ha) followed by HCI-16 (311.49 kg/ha), HCI-4 (284.29 kg/ha), HCI-19 (271.81 kg/ha) and HCI-20 (266.07 kg/ha). During 2018-19, HCI-16 with 318.49 seed yield (kg/ha) was the top performing genotype followed by HCI-3 (312.94 kg/ha), HCI-1 (292.71 kg/ha), HCI-20 (235.16 kg/ha), HCI-5 (231.49 kg/ha) and HCI-14 (227.77 kg/ha). During 2017-18, the moisture stress during early stages of plant development restricted the plant growth and development which ultimately reduced the seed yield. The evaluation of genotypes over the years exhibited that HCI -3 (316.71 kg/ha), HCI-16 (314.99 kg/ha), HCI -4 (253.34 kg/ha), HCI -20 (250.62 kg/ha) and HCI-1 (248.94 kg/ha) were the promising genotypes and needs further testing over time and space before to recommend for commercial cultivation.
Key words:Chicory (Cichorium intybus), elite genotypes, seed yield, component traits