Year: 2017 | Month: June and December | Volume 3 | Issue 1and 2

Association between Yield and Attributing Traits in Brinjal

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Though brinjal is the second major vegetable crop in India, productivity of this crop in India is much lesser than the global productivity. Hence, breeders aim at further improvement of the crop, which cannot be done by targeting yield itself, but also involves other characters that are associated with it. Thus correlation and path analysis studies were performed using twenty diverse brinjal genotypes grown in three seasons. Yield exhibited highly significant positive correlation with fruit number per plant at genotypic level, while significant and positive association at phenotypic level. Days to 50%flowering possessed significantly positive correlation with yield at both phenotypic and genotypic level. Days to first flowering had significant positive while plant height possessed significant negative association with yield at phenotypic level. Path analysis showed high direct positive effect of days to 50% flowering and number of fruits per plant on yield. Therefore, days to 50% flowering, number of fruits per plant, average weight of fruit, fruit girth and number of primary branches per plant were positively and significantly while plant height was negatively inter related among themselves indicating that simultaneous selection for these characters might bring an improvement in yield.

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