Characterization of sorghum germplasm for various morphological and fodder yield parameters

Durrishahwar, - and Noor, M. and Hidayat-ur-Rahman, - and Ihteramullah, - and et al, . (2012) Characterization of sorghum germplasm for various morphological and fodder yield parameters. African Journal of Biotechnology , 11 (56). pp. 11952-11959.

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This study was performed to evaluate and characterize 24 sorghum accessions for various morphological and fodder yield parameters. The germplasm displayed considerable variability for leaf color, midrib color, panicle shape, days to 50% flowering, leaf area, flag leaf area, plant height and green fodder yield, while differences of smaller magnitude were observed for number of leaves and tillers plant-1. Genotype Fsd -sorghum was mature early with minimum days to maturity (63) while maximum plant height (232 cm) was observed for Acc.1692. Moreover, Acc.1827 exhibited maximum leaf area (447 cm2) and the highest green fodder yield at 50% maturity (58 t ha-1) was recorded for Acc. 1763. The results of this study indicate that significant genetic diversity exists among the sorghum accessions. The genetic potential of Fsd-sorghum, accessions 1692, 1827 and 1763 can be exploited in future sorghum breeding programs. Further, these genotypes are recommended for commercial cultivation to meet the fodder needs of the country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fodder, Sorghum bicolor, accessions
Author Affiliation: Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Pakistan, KPK Agricultural University, Peshawar, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat , Cereal Crops Research Institute, Pirsabak,
Subjects: Statistics and Experimentation > Experimentation
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 05:35
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2012 06:42
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