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FIELD COMPARISON AND MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS OF GUAR (CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA L. TAUB.) GENOTYPES UNDER AGROCLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN

Abdul Hameed Solangi*, Fateh Khan Nizamani*, Aqeel Ahmed Siddiqui*, Muzaffar Ali Khan**, Parwaiz Ahmed Baloch*, Riazuddin* and Khalil Ahmed Solangi***

* Institute of Plant Introduction, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Karachi, Pakistan. ** Outreach Institute, National Agricultural Research Center, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan. *** Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Karachi, Pakistan. Corresponding author: drahsolangi@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

In present study, 12 guar genotypes were evaluated at Institute of Plant Introduction, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Karachi, Pakistan. Results revealed that the plant length was high in Acc. No.3 as compared to the other genotypes. Branches per plant were high in Acc. No. 8 as compared to Acc. Nos. 1-7 while, non-significant differences among Acc. Nos. 1, 3, 6 and 9. Moreover, results showed that high number of branches on Acc. Nos. 4, 10 and 11 as compared to Acc. Nos. 2 and 11 accessions, cluster/plant was high in Acc. No.3, 4, 5 and 6 genotypes as compared to Acc. Nos. 7, 10, 11 and 12 accessions whereas, nonsignificant difference was found in Acc. Nos. 1, 2, 8 and 9. However, pods/cluster was high in Acc. No. 8 as compared to all genotypes and pods length maximum (8.70, 7.88 and 7.86 cm) was high in Acc.No.8, 9 and 3, respectively as compared to other accession numbers. The pods width was high in Acc.No.8 as compared to other accessions. Whereas, Acc. No. 5, 9, 10 and Acc. No. 11 were high as compared to 1- 4, 6, 7 and 12 genotypes. The results indicated that the number of seeds per pods was high in Acc. No. 1, 2 and 4 as compared to rest of the accessions/ genotypes.100-seed weight was high in Acc. No. 4 as compared to rest accessions/ genotypes. The significant differences were observed among all treatments at 5% probability level.

 

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

March

Vol. 32, Iss. 1, Pages 1-217

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