Vol. 9 (1) : January-February 2018 issue
Green Farming Vol. 9 (1) : 21-23 ; January-February, 2018
Correlation and path analysis studies in little millet (Panicum sumatrense L.)
S.S. SHINDE1*, S.R. KARAD2 and D.S. KAKDE3
Deptt. of Agricultural Botany, Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri - 413 722, Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)
1Jr. Breeder *(firstname.lastname@example.org), 2Assoc. Professor, 3P.G. Student
Subject : Agriculture Botany
Paper No. : P-7111
Total Pages : 3
Received : 28 December 2017
Revised accepted : 27 January 2018
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S.S. SHINDE, S.R. KARAD and D.S. KAKDE. 2018. Correlation and path analysis studies in little millet (Panicum sumatrense L.). Green Farming Vol. 9 (1) : 21-23 ; January-February, 2018
Sixty genotypes of little millet collected from the ICRISAT, Hyderabad were evaluated in a Randomized block design with three replications during kharif, 2014. The observations were recorded on yield and yield contributing characters.
In present study, genotypic correlations is generally higher than the corresponding phenotypic correlation. Grain yield per plant was significantly and positively correlated with ear head length, number of ear heads per plant, number of productive tillers per plant, 1000 grain weight and fodder yield per plant. The high magnitudinal direct effect of days to maturity was negatively correlated with grain yield per plant. The yield component fodder yield, ear head length, number of ear head per plant, 1000 grain weight and number of productive tillers per plant these characters would help in selecting the high yielding genotype in little millet.Correlation and path analysis study revealed that ear head length, number of ear heads per plant, number of productive tillers per plant and fodder yield per plant were good indicators of grain yield in little millet and can be used for making direct selection.
Key words :
Correlation, Genotype, Grain & Fodder, Growth & yield characters, Little millet, Path analysis.