Int. J. Biosci.16( 5), 280-283, May 2020
Mash bean in Pakistan is one of the third largest crops in pulse that is most commonly grown in wide range after chickpea and Mung bean. Experiment was conducted at research area of College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan to evaluate the varietal differences based on their performance in salinity. Eight varieties of mash bean were used to determine the effect of salinity on yield and its components. Seeds of these different varieties were grown in polythene bags and a different dose of NaCl (T1, T2, T3) were applied to check the performance of various genotypes of mash bean. T1 treatment was the controlled one other two treatments have different levels of NaCl. Randomized complete block design with two factors was used as experimental design. Different parameters were observed both at seedling and maturity stage like Germination percentage, Plant height, Pod length and Seed weight. Results showed salinity affects the vegetative and reproductive stage of mash bean reduced the yield. NM01 and UROOJ were best genotypes among all they performed well under different salinity levels. Tolerant genotypes that selected because of their good performance and can be used in breeding and improvement of mash bean genotypes.
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