Variability Studies in M4 Generation for Yield and Seed Yield Attributing Traits of Isabgol
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
An experiment entitled "Evaluation of M 4 progenies for seed yield and its attributes in Isabgol (Plantago ovata Forsk.)" was carried out at Research Farm, College of Agriculture, Swami Keswanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner during winter season i.e. rabi 2011-12. The observation were recorded for fourteen yield and yield attributing traits viz., days to 50% flowering, days to maturity, plant height, number of effective tillers per plant, spike length, biological yield per plant,
... l yield per plant, harvest index, seed yield per plant, husk %, test weight, swelling percent, protein percent, sugar percent, chlorophyll content at 75 DAS. The experiment was laid out in Augmented Design with 121 mutant lines. In present experiment all the characters significant Maximum variability was observed for the characters like number of effective tillers per plant (12.15-53.77), sugar content (57.16-87.02%), biological yield per plant (13.22-42.37g) and harvest index (18.04-39.14) respectively. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance as percentage of mean was observed of seed yield/plant, total chlorophyll content, biological yield/plant and number of tiller per plant. K e y w o r d s Yield, Agriculture, Isabgol (Plantago ovata).