Variability and path coefficient analysis for yield attributing traits of mungbean (Vigna radiata L.)

Sunil Ghimire1, Arun Khanal1, Ganga Ram Kohar1, Bimala Acharya1, Anu Basnet1, Pragya Kandel1, Binita Subedi1, Jiban Shrestha2 and Kshitiz Dhakal3*

ABSTRACT

Seven mungbean genotypes were studied to estimate the genetic variability and path coefficient analysis for yield attributing traits at Agronomy farm of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (IAAS), Paklihawa Campus, Rupandehi, Nepal during summer season of 2017. The experiment was conducted with four replications in a randomized complete block design. Pant-5 and Maya were found high yielding genotypes.  High genotypic coefficient of variation was exhibited by secondary branches and seed yield per plant. The low genotypic coefficient of variation was given by pod length, number of grains per pod and days to 50% flowering. High heritability was shown by test weight, secondary branches and seed yield per plant. Yield was correlated positively with days to flowering, pod length, primary branches per plant, test weight, biological, seed yield per plant and number of pods per plant. Biological yield, pod length, days to 50% flowering and no. of grains per pod contributed maximum positive and direct effect on yield indicating these three traits should be given emphasis while selecting high yielding mungbean cultivar for irrigated condition.

Keywords: Mung bean, Genotype, Heritability, Variance, Path coefficient

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