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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 1999  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 1069 - 1070

Evaluation of S1 Maize (Zea mays L.) Families for Green Fodder Yield

Syed Sadaqat Mehdi and Muhammad Ahsan


The experiment was carried out to evaluate the best one hundred S2 families for green fodder yield and other plant traits to select superior families for further inter-crossing. The S1 families were found different for green fodder yield per plant and number of leaves per plant. The values of coefficients of variation were found to be high for green fodder weight per plant (18.34%). These results indicate that there was more variability among S2 lines for green fodder weight per plant. Green fodder weight was positively and highly significantly correlated with number of leaves per plant and plant height. However, it is concluded from the results that green fodder weight can be used as selection criteria while selecting superior S1 maize families.

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