Genetic analysis of yield and its components in fodder teosinte (Euchlaena mexicana L. Schrad)

Bai, D.I.S.; Rani, C.L.

Journal of Tropical Agriculture 38(1/2): 35-37


ISSN/ISBN: 0971-636X
Accession: 003781945

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Ten fodder teosinte (E. mexicana [Zea mexicana]) types were evaluated in a randomized block design with three replications during the kharif season of 1995 at the College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Kerala, India under All India Coordinated Research Project on Forage Crops. Genetic analysis of fodder yield and its components revealed that plant height recorded high genotypic coefficient of variation, heritability and genetic advance indicating that selection based on this character will result in improving fodder yield. The highest genotypic correlation was observed between green fodder yield and dry matter yield. Leaf number per plant and plant stand recorded the highest positive genotypic correlation with green fodder yield.