STUDIES ON CORRELATION AND PATHCOEFFICIENT ANALYSISFOR FRUIT YIELD AND QUANTITATIVE TRAITS OF OKRA(ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS (L.) MOENCH)R.K. Singh, Mritunjay Rai, Mukul Kumar and S.V. Dwivedi
Nineteen genotypes of okra were evaluated for fifteen yield and its contributing traits. The experiment wasconducted at Vegetable Research Farm of the Department of Vegetable Science, COH, BUAT, Banda duringrainy season 2019 and 2020. The pooled data of correlation studies, revealed that the fruit yield per plantshowed positive and significant genotypic and phenotypic correlation with plant height at 60 days aftersowing, number of nodes at 60 days after sowing, number of primary branches, number of fruits per plant,fruit yield per plot and fruit yield (qha-1). Path coefficient revealed that fruit yield (qha-1) had maximumdirect contribution towards fruit yield per plant followed by days to maturity and days to first flower.However, days to 50% flowering had maximum direct negative effect. These important traits may be viewedin selection programme for the further improvement of okra.