ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT PEAGEONPEA (CAJANUS CAJANL.) GENOTYPES FOR GROWTH AND YIELD IN PRAYAGRAJ REGION(U.P.)Vijay Dugesar, A. K. Chaurasia, P.K. Shukla and S. N. Mishra
The trail was conducted at Field Experimentation Centre, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding,NainiAgricultural Institute, SHUATS, Prayagraj during Kharif 2019-2021. The experiment was carried out with17 genotypes (16+1 check variety) of pigeonpea, which were obtained from IIPR, Kanpur (U.P) inRandomized Block Design (RBD) with 3 replications for growth and yield attributes. Observations weremade on five plants that were randomly selected for eleven growth and yield traits except field emergence,days until 50 percent flowering and days to maturity, where the observations were noted on a plot basis.Among the genotypes G13 recorded early days to maturity (252.17), maximum plantâs height (268.70 cm),highest emergence on field (84.67%), more No. of branches/plant (29.67), No. of pods/plant (206.90), No.of seeds/plant (397.93), maximum seed yield/plant (57.00 g.), seed yield/plot (6.45 kg.), 100 seedsweight(15.16 g.) and seed yield q/ha (24.90 q.), while genotype G12 noted less days to 50% flowering (173.83). G-13 and G-7 genotypes taken most down days for flowering and maturity and good yield in comparison tothe check variety (MAL-13). Along with many genotypes G-13 was determined to be the most promisingand should be considered for commercial cultivation under the agro-climatic conditions of Prayagraj.