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Abstract
Journal of Applied and Natural Science 6 (2): 377-382 (2014)
Performance of pearl millet genotypes under irrigated and rainfed conditions at Hisar, India.
Arvind Kumar Yadav*1, Anil Kumar1, Jagdev Singh1, R.D. Jat1, H.S. Jat2, Ashim Datta3, Kuldeep Singh4 and Rakesh Chaudhary1
1Department of Agronomy, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University- Hisar (Haryana)-125001, INDIA
2Research Platform Coordinator, CIMMYT-Karnal, India, New Delhi-110012, INDIA
3Division of Soil and Crop Management, Central Soil Salinity Research Institute-Karnal (Haryana)-132001, INDIA
4Department of Soil Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University- Hisar (Haryana)-125001, INDIA
*Corresponding author.E-mail: yadav.arvind580@gmail.com
Abstract : A field experiment was carried out at Research Farm of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India to evaluate the performance of pearl millet genotypes (HHB 67 ‘Improved’, HHB 197, HHB 223 and HHB 234) under different environment (rainfed and irrigated). Results showed that irrigated condition recorded significantly (p < 0.05) higher plant height, dry matter accumulation, root dry weight, ear head girth, test weight and yield of pearl millet than rainfed condition. Root length was significantly (p < 0.05) higher under rainfed than irrigated condition. Genotypes were found significant (p < 0.05) with respect to plant height at harvest and HHB 234 recorded higher plant height. Genotype HHB 223 recorded higher earhead girth (2.6 cm) and test weight (11.16 g) compared to other genotypes. Interaction effect was also found significant (p < 0.05) with respect to plant height, dry matter accumulation, root length and weight and yield. These were higher in genotype HHB 223 and HHB 234 under irrigated and rainfed condition respectively but at 20 days after sowing, longest root was observed in genotype HHB 67 ‘Improved’ under rainfed condition and genotype HHB 197 under irrigated condition. To examine the performance of pearl millet genotypes in terms of survivality and yield potential, evaluation trials are necessary under different environment. Therefore, release of those varieties under different situations are essential for the sustainability of the fragile arid and semi arid regions of country.

Keywords :Genotypes, Irrigated, Pearl millet, Rainfed.
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