CORRELATION AND PATH CO-EFFICIENT ANALYSIS IN BOTTLE GOURD (LAGENARIA SICERARIA L.)Rajat Singh, Bijendra Singh, Satya Prakash, Mukesh Kumar, Himanshu Kaushik, Satvaan Singh1 and Amit Kumar
The present study was conducted to examine the correlation and path- coefficient analysis in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria L.). The experiment was carried out at Horticulture Research Center (HRC), Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut during Kharif season 2020. The experiment containing twenty genotype which were sown in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications. Correlation coefficient analysis showed that fruit yield quintal per hectare was significant and positively correlated with number of fruit per plant, vine length, number of primary branch, fruit girth, number of leaf, average fruit weight, fruit length at both phenotypic and genotypic levels respectively, whereas, it was negatively and significant correlated with day to first fruit harvest, day to 1st fruit set, day to 1st flower Initiation, day to 50% flowering and duration of crop at both phenotypic and genotypic levels. Path co-efficient analysis revealed the positive and direct effect of yield q/hac followed by fruit length, vine length, fruit girth, number of leaf, duration of crop, number of primary branch, day to 1st fruit set, number of fruit per plant hence, direct and indirect influences towards yield.