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PERFORMANCE OF CHICKPEA GENOTYPES UNDER SWAT VALLEY CONDITIONS

Ayub Khan, M. Rahim, F. Ahmad and A. Ali

Agriculture Research Station, Mingora, Swat, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan.

Email: peerayub@yahoo.com

Abstract: Twenty-two genetically diverse chickpea genotypes were studied for their physiological efficiency to select the most desirable genotype/genotypes for breeding program on chickpea. Genotype "CM7-1" was found physiologically efficient stain with maximum harvest index (37.33%) followed by genotype "CM 1571-1-A" with harvest index of 35.73%. Genotype "90206" produced maximum biological yield (7463 kg ha-1) followed by genotypes "CM31-1" and "E 2034" with biological yield of 7352 and 7167 kg ha-1, respectively. Harvest index and economic yield showed significant positive correlation value of (r = +0.595), while negative correlation value of (r = -0.435) was observed between harvest index and biological yield.

Keywords: Biological yield, Chickpea, Correlation, Economic yield, Genotypes, Harvest Index, Swat valley.