Studies on harvest index, genetic parameters, variability and correlation among
different characters of 23 germplasms along with three control variety of
Corchorus capsularis were conducted. The highest plant height (3:37m), base
diameter (23: 33mm) and harvest index (32: 79) were found in the control variety
VCL-1. Dry weight of leaf (12:45gm), dry weight of stick (64:13gm) and total dry
matter were the highest in acc. no. 2271. Genetic variations were observed among
the germplasms for plant height, base diameter, total dry matter and harvest index.
Higher harvest index was found in the control variety CVL-1. No high yielding
germplasm having higher harvest index could be identified from the germplasms
studied. For all characters, phenotypic coefficient of variation was higher than
genotypic coefficient of variation. Plant height, base diameter and dry weight of
bark were positively correlated with harvest index.
Md. Rafiqul Islam , M. Mahbubul Islam , M. Nuruzzaman , Suraiya Akhtar , Abul Fazal Mollah , Ranjt Kumar Ghosh , A. K. M. Shahadat Hossain and Lutfar Rahman , 2002. Study of Harvest Index and Genetic Variability in White Jute (Corchorus
capsularis) Germplasm. Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 358-360.