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Evaluation of blackgram (Vigna mungo L.) genotypes in mid hill regions of Nepal

Pallavi Kumari Singh, Ujjawal Kumar Singh Kushwaha, Jiban Shrestha, Sudeep Subedi, Dhruba Bahadur Thapa

Published on: 30 Sep 2021 | DOI: | Volume: 8, Issue: 3 | Pages: 1-3 |

Twelve blackgram genotypes were assessed for grain yield and its attributing traits at National Plant Breeding and Genetics Research Centre, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Nepal in summer season of 2017-2018. The genotypes were sown in randomized complete block design with three replications. Plot size was 4x2.4 m2 with a spacing of 20x50 cm. The traits like plant height, early plant stand/m2, days to flowering, days to maturity, final plant stand /m2, pods/plant, unfilled pods/plant and grain yield were recorded. The two years combined results showed non-significant differences among genotypes for all the characters except 100 seed weight. Based on average yield performance, genotypes BLG0036-1, Shekhar-1 and BLG0066-1-1 performed better than the others and they were considered as pipeline varieties for further evaluation.