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Earliness and yielding ability of selected wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) lines based on field performance

Uroosa Awan, Mahboob Ali Sial, Shah Nawaz Mari, Muzamil Hussain Memon, Rizwan Ali Kumbhar, Zahoor Ahmed Soomro, Aakash soomro, Fahad Ali Abro

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Int. J. Biosci.15(5), 296-307, November 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.5.296-307


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Earliness is an important factor in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes which mature early are desirable, because of their ability in escaping from drought, heat stress, disease, pests and other stress at the end of the growing season. Keeping in view this problem, an experiment was conducted at in the experimental field of Nuclear Institute of Agriculture (NIA), Tandojam during 2016-17. Eleven wheat genotypes and one check variety for two phenological and twelve yield parameters were evaluated. There were three replications in randomized complete block design. The analysis0of variance0among the genotypes showed highly significant differences (P≤0.01) for all the traits studied. Check variety ‘Kiran-95’ produced plants with shorter height and took less days to 75% heading. Among coded wheat lines MYT-6, MYT-8 and MYT-5 performed well for the traits grain weight spike-1, 1000-grain weight and harvest index respectively. Hence these genotypes may be used for further breeding program.


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