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Evaluation of diversification potential of hybrids and performance of composites in pearl millet



Evaluation of diversification potential of hybrids and performance of composites in pearl millet



Crop Improvement 19(1): 14-17



Eleven F-1 single cross hybrids on different male sterile lines of A-1, A-2, A-3 and violaceum cytoplasms and 10 composite varieties of pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) were evaluated in 1991 at Ludhiana, Faridkot and Bhatinda. Three parameters viz., performance index, sensitivity index and trials differentiation index were computed. The hybrids identified as superior on the basis of performance index and sensitivity index were on male sterile lines of A-2 and A-3 sources indicating that diversification of genetic base of hybrids is rewarding. The hybrids had high performance index than the composite varieties. Sensitivity index computed to identify stable varieties indicated composites to be more stable than hybrids. The trial differentiation index revealed Bhatinda site is an efficient site.

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