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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (346) Last page : (351)
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Performance of Pearl Millet Hybrids and Their Parents under Variable Environmental Conditions

Saurav Sharma1* and Anil Kumar2

1*Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Agronomy, CCS HAU Hisar-125003 (Haryana), India
2Principal Scientist, Department of genetics and Plant Breeding, CCS HAU Hisar-125003 (Haryana), India
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Received: 15.05.2018  |  Revised: 22.06.2018   |  Accepted: 28.06.2018  



The experiment was conducted at the research farm of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India during kharif 2016 and 2017 to study the performance of pearl millet hybrids and their parents under variable environmental conditions. At each cropping season, the trials were conducted under rainfed and irrigated conditions with six pearl millet hybrids  (HHB 67 (Improved), HHB 197, HHB 272, HHB 226, HHB 234 and HHB 223) and their parental lines i.e., B-Lines (ICMB 843-22, ICMB 97111, HMS 47 B, ICMB 843-22, HMS 7B and ICMB 94555) and R-Lines (H-77/833-2-202, HBL-11, AC 04/13, HBL-11, H-77/833-2-202 and HBL-11). Although pearl millet is a rainfed crop but positive results of irrigation was observed. Results showed that the yield attributing characters and yield was higher under irrigated environment than rainfed condition. The grain yield, stover yield, effective tillers, total tillers were higer in HHB 197 under rainfed situation and HHB 223 under irrigated situation. B-Lines of these hybrids also performed better under different environments but the R-Line AC 04/13 performed better and this line in further can be used in crop improvement programme.

Key words: Hybrids, B-Lines, R-Lines, Irrigated , Rainfed, Pearl millet, Environment

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Cite this article: Sharma, S. and Kumar, A., Performance of Pearl Millet Hybrids and Their Parents under Variable Environmental Conditions, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 346-351 (2018). doi: