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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 22-28

Potential Donor Parents for Yield and its Associated Components in Kharif Sorghum
Vikas Mangal, R.B. Ghorade*, V.V. Kalpande, Dipali P. Thakare and S.B. Thawari
All India Coordinated Sorghum Improvement Project, Akola Centre, Sorghum Research Unit, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola – 444104 (M.S.), India
*Corresponding author

The field experiment was carried out at sorghum research Unit, Dr. P.D.K.V., Akola to identify the potential parents in the kharif sorghum. Six lines and eleven testers were crossed in line x tester fashion and the resultant 66 hybrids were evaluated along with the check (CSH -35) for yield and its associated components for combining ability analysis. The general combining ability study revealed that among the lines, the line AKMS 89 A (4.10**) and another line AKMS 103-8-1A (5.19**) were the best general combiners for the grain yield along with some of the desirable yield contributing characters as days to 50 % flowering (-2.34 ** and -1.40** resp.), days to maturity (-0.96** and -0.57* resp.), number of primaries per panicle (4.28** and 6.64** resp.) and number of grains per panicle (109.03** and 186.81** resp.). AKMS 103-8-1 A had highly significant positive sca effect for fodder yield per plant (5.30**). Among the testers, the tester AKR 525(4.68**), AKR 530(3.97**), AKR 524 (3.04**), AKR 528 (2.64*) and AKR 529 (2.33*) were found to be the best for grain yield per plant. These two lines and five testers need to be extensively used in crossing programme for development of high yielding kharif sorghum hybrids.

Keywords: Sorghum, GCA, Combining ability analysis,Line x tester.

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Vikas Mangal, R.B. Ghorade, V.V. Kalpande, Dipali P. Thakare and Thawari, S.B. 2017. Potential Donor Parents for Yield and its Associated Components in Kharif Sorghum. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 22-28. doi:
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