Early generation testing in pigeonpea (cajanus cajan [l.] Millsp.)

Saxena, K B and Sharma, D (1983) Early generation testing in pigeonpea (cajanus cajan [l.] Millsp.). Tropical Plant Science Research, 1 (4). pp. 309-313.

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Inter-generation relationship was studied in eight pigeonpea crosses involving parents of different maturities. Observations were recorded on grain yield, seed size, seeds/ pod and days to flower on parents. their FI s and later generations extending up to F5 In three sets of experiments. Thedata on various characters indicated that irrespective of the maturlty groups of the parents used in crosses, by and large, differences among generations were non-significant. This suggested that, on the basis of FI performance, the low yielding crosses can be safely rejected. Crosses that are high yielding in the FI should be tested in the F2 generation as well for confirming the cross performance and final selection, since the relationship between F2 performance and of later generations was more consistent

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Charan Sai Ch
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2011 11:08
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3394
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