Character association and path analysis for yield traits in coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.)
The field experiment was carried out during Rabi season of the year 2016 - 2017 at Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic crops, College of Horticulture, UHS campus, GKVK, Bengaluru. Sixteen coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) varieties were evaluated to estimate the association of seed yield with other traits. Seed yield per plant exhibited positive and significant correlation with plant height, number of primary branches per plant, dry weight of plant, number of umbels per plant, number of umbellets per umbel, number of seeds per umbellet, test weight and harvest index. The perusal of path analysis revealed that, number of primary branches per plant had a highest positive direct effect on seed yield per plant followed by number of umbellets per umbel. Therefore emphasis could be given for characters associated with yield while selecting for higher yield in coriander.
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