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Rajani Verma B. R. Ranwah Baudh Bharti Ramesh Kumar Ram Kunwar Ayush Diwaker Monika Meena

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Present study was performed to characterize 750 germplasm lines with 4 checks namely CSV17, CSV20, CSV27 and CSV21F for various qualitative traits of Sorghum. These 754 genotypes were sown in augmented RBD with 30 replications during Kharif 2014 at Instructional Farm, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur. Majority of the accessions showed poor early plant vigour (40.2 %), dark green leaf (88.6 %), non- tan leaf sheath pigmentation (60 %), drooping leaves (100 %), white midrib colour (51.6 %), senescence (60 %), loose panicle density (31.5 %), elliptical panicle shape (66.5 %), straw glume colour (48.2 %), 3/4 glume coverage (42.9 %), absence of awns (59.5 %), creamy straw seed (39.9 %), oval grain shape (48.8 %), medium seed size (43.7 %), non-lustrous seed (62.0 %), intermediate endosperm texture (50.3 %) and bicolor race (49.6 %). Very good early plant vigour, tan type leaf sheath pigmentation, drooping leaf orientation, straw glume colour, ½ glume covering, oval grain shape, intermediate endosperm texture appeared in all the 4 check. The results of this study indicated that considerable genetic diversity exists among the sorghum accessions.

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Keywords

Accessions, Augmented RBD, Frequency of genotypes, Qualitative traits, Sorghum

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Verma, R., Ranwah, B. R., Bharti, B., Kumar, R., Kunwar, R., Diwaker, A., & Meena, M. (2017). Characterization of Sorghum germplasm for various qualitative traits. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(2), 1002–1007. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i2.1311
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