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Evaluation of rapeseed lines for seed yield stability

Md. Alamgir Miah, Md. Golam Rasul, Md. Abdul Khaleque Mian, Md. Motiar Rohman

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Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.7(6), 12-19, December 2015


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Stable performance of rapeseed genotypes at a specific growing environment is critical for obtaining high and stable yield. The objectives of this study were to evaluate seed yield stability of sixteen rapeseed genotypes in diverse environments during 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 growing seasons, to graphically make a summary of the effects of genotype (G) and genotype environment (GE) interaction and to identify “which won where” and to recommend rapeseed genotypes for a specific growing environment, using GGE biplot. The GGE biplot was effective in recognition that the genotypes G12, G10 and G6 were the highest yielding and consequently the most desirable genotypes for growing in favourable weather condition. The genotype G5 had the lowest seed yield (5.61 g plant-1) and was the least stable across varying environments. This technique can provide as a useful tool for recommendation of rapeseed genotypes for specific growing environment taking into account the specificities of genotypes and growing conditions.


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