Journal of
Plant Breeding and Crop Science

  • Abbreviation: J. Plant Breed. Crop Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9758
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPBCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 447

Article in Press

Variability studies in Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) under mid-hill conditions of Bharsar, Uttarakhand

Yashwant Singh Tariyal,S.S. Bisht, S.C.Pant,R.S.Chauhan

  •  Received: 24 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 07 July 2021
Twenty genotypes consisting local collections and varieties of fenugreek were evaluated in (RBD) randomized block design for the assessment of genetic variability parameters. Genotypes under observation showed a significant variation (P=0.05) for characters under study. The phenotypic and genotypic coefficient of variability was recorded high for number of branches plant-1, number of pods plant-1, number of seeds pod-1, test weight and seed yield indicating wide range of variations among genotypes and offered opportunities for crop improvement. High to moderate heritability for all the characters under study with two genotypes having high genetic advance and rest of all having low genetic advance was observed among genotypes. The phenotypic and genotypic correlation among characters showed positive association of yield with days to fifty percent flowering, plant height, pod length, number of seeds pod-1, harvest index and test weight. The path coefficient study revealed that among all characters studied number of pods, harvest index, dry matter, number of seeds pod-1 and plant height had direct positive effect on seed yield indicating importance of characters for the selection of high yielding genotypes.

Keywords: Variability, Heritability, Correlation, Path coefficient, Trigonella foenum-graecum.