Adaptability and yield evaluation of different commercial wheat varieties under agro-ecological condition of Chilas Diamer

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Adaptability and yield evaluation of different commercial wheat varieties under agro-ecological condition of Chilas Diamer

Rehmat Kabir, Anisa Intikhab, Israr Ahmed, Maqsood Qamar, Munir Hussain, Tajuddin, Rahmat Jan, Himat Ali Shah, Zaib-Un-Nisa
Int. J. Biosci.10( 6), 195-201, June 2017.
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Gilgit Baltistan has unique agro ecological conditions that are totally different from the  rest of country. The bread wheat varieties that are bred for the other parts of country are hardly adapted in this particular agro ecological condition. A study was conducted in Mountain Agricultural Research Station Chilas to assess yield performance and adaptability of different wheat varieties developed in other institutes of the country. The experiment was conducted on two-factor factorial RCBD design with three replications. Eight different varieties including two elite bread lines were tested. The data on some agronomical and physiological traits like plant height, number of days taken to 50% heading, number of days taken to maturity, number   of grains per spike, grain yield and straw yield was evaluated. The maximum plant height was gained by variety BARS (82.3cm) and minimum height was recorded in variety Chakwal 50.  The more number of days to flowering were observed in variety Pirsabak 2005.The maximum days for physiological maturity (159.4) were taken by E-20.  The Variety Fareed 2006 gave the maximum grain yield (2732kg/ha). The maximum straw yield was recorded in entry E-8 whereas minimum straw yield was recorded in E –20.


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