Extent of genetic variability for morpho-nutritional traits in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv]
Karvar SH, Vaidya ER, Ghorade RB, Gomashe SS, Kohakade SN and Rajane AR
The present study was carried out to assess the nature and magnitude of genetic variability for yield and quality related traits in 52 genotypes of foxtail millet, carried at Agriculture Research Station Buldhana, during Akola kharif-2018-19 and kharif-2019-20. The analysis of variance revealed presence of significant differences for all the traits under study, indicating that the genotypes under study were genetically diverse for most of the traits. Coefficient of variation studies indicated that the estimates of GCV were lesser than the corresponding PCV values for all the traits indicating the influence of environment on expression of the characters under study. High variability existed for Fe content, number of productive tillers per plant, Zn content, fodder yield, and grain yield. High heritability with high Genetic Advance as percent Mean was recorded for panicle girth, Fe content, fodder yield, Zn content and grain yield per plant suggesting primarily additive nature of gene action which responds well to selection.
How to cite this article:
Karvar SH, Vaidya ER, Ghorade RB, Gomashe SS, Kohakade SN, Rajane AR. Extent of genetic variability for morpho-nutritional traits in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv]. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(1):576-579.