RENU RANI*, VIKAS KHANDELWAL, RAMESH, SUNITA JUNJHDIA, AMNINDER SINGH AND VINAY KUMAR
Genetic and Plant Breeding, Agriculture University, Jodhpur
Genetic and Plant Breeding, CCS HAU, Hisar-124 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : 28 May 2022; Accepted : 15 June 2022)
Genetic variability in pearl millet was studied for dry fodder yield and its attributing traits using 30 inbred lines at ICAR-AICRP on Pearl Millet, Project Coordinating Unit, Mandor-Jodhpur. A significant variance reporated for all the characters which indicate ample amount of variation. Wide range of phenotypic and genotypic variability reported for green fodder yield per plant, grain yield per plant, number of productive tillers per plant, dry fodder yield per plant and leaf area which indicated direct selection may be effective for these characters. High heritability coupled with moderate genetic advance per cent mean was reported for green fodder yield per plant followed by grain yield per plant, effective number of tillers per plant, dry fodder yield per plant, lead area, stem girth and plant height. Correlation study revealed a positive and significant association of dry
fodder yield with green fodder yield per plant, grain yield per plant, days to 50% flowering, days to maturity, plant height and stem girth at both phenotypic and genotypic level, while leaf area at genotypic level. Hence, these traits are more helpful in boosting the dry fodder yield performance of inbred lines.
Key words: Pearl millet, GCV, PCV, heritability, genetic advance, correlation