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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2006  |  Volume: 9  |  Issue: 14  |  Page No.: 2642 - 2646

Performance of Promising Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Germplasm At Kalam-Swat

Amanullah, Asad Ali Khan, Khalid Nawab and Quahir Sohail    

Abstract: More than 50 germplasm of common beans (P. vulgaris L.) collected from FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and neglected pockets of NWFP were evaluated at the sub-Research Station of Kalam-Swat during summer 1999. The grain yield performance of 25 each yielding germplasm including 9 from Swat (CB-01, 03, 07, 09, 11, 13, 16, 17 and 39), 4 each from Tirah (CB-15, 31, 32 and 33) and Gilgit (CB-08, 18, 19 and 25), 3 from Dir (CB-02, 06 and 14), 2 each from North Waziristan (CB-05 and 15) and Chitral (CB-10 and 20) and one from Mansehra (CB-04) in relation to other important agronomic characters was tested again at the sub-Research Station of Kalam-Swat during summer 2000. Based on the grain yield potential, the germplasm were divided into three groups in descending order. Germplasm CB-16 ranked first by producing maximum yield of 3457 kg ha-1, followed by germplasm CB-09 with 3086 kg ha-1 while, minimum yield of 1111 kg ha-1 was obtained by germplasm CB-25. Average grain yield in groups decreased in descending order from 3003 kg ha-1 in group I to 2356 kg ha-1 in group II and then further decreased to 1609 kg ha-1 in group III. Similarly the average values of 100-seed weight, pods per plant and harvest index decreased in descending order and showed positive relationship with grain yield. Plant height and branches per plant showed positive association with dry matter yield.

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