Evaluation of brinjal (Solanum melongena L) germplasm for yield and shoot and fruit borer resistance under drip fertigation

  • S. Praneetha TNAU
Keywords: Brinjal accessions, shoot and fruit borer infestations, marketable yield

Abstract

An investigation was conducted at the University orchard, Department of Vegetable crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during the year 2010- 2011 to evaluate the germplasm  consisted of 182 accessions along with six check varieties viz., Pusa purple Long, Pusa Shyamala, Pusa Kranti, Punjab Sadabahar (received from National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, New Delhi) and  CO1 and CO2 (released from  TNAU, Coimbatore) were taken for evaluation. They were evaluated for their plant, fruit characters along with shoot and fruit borer infestation. The study showed that the accessions viz., IC 354546, IC 112736   and EC 467272 were identified as best performers as they showed favourable characters for earliness to flowering and harvest, number of fruits / plant and yield. Also they recorded lowest level of shoot and fruit borer infestation and high marketable yield.

Author Biography

S. Praneetha, TNAU
Professor and Head Faculty of Horticulture
Published
27-03-2017
Section
Research Note