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Interdisciplinary International Science Journal

Volume 41 (2023)
Issue 3A
Page No. 1489



B. Manjunath, Devaraju, G. K. Latha*, M. N. Nikhil Gowda,

Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Karanataka

C. S. Ravi,

Department of Plantation, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Karnataka. 

Heterosis and Combining Studies for Growth, Yield 
and Quality Traits in Garden Pea (Pisum sativum L.)


B. Manjunath, Devaraju, G. K. Latha, 
C. S. Ravi, M. N. Nikhil gowda

Received 16 November 2022,  Accepted 27 May 2023, Published on 18 August 2023



The present study entitled “Line × Tester analysis in garden pea” was undertaken to estimate the extent of heterosis and combining ability effects for growth, yield and quality traits in pea. Experimental materials comprise five lines viz., Arka Uttam, IIHR-48, IIHR-34, IIHR-41, Arka Tapas and three testers viz., Arka Ajith, Arka Sampoorna and Arka Priya with their fifteen crosses along with one check Arka Pramodh. The parents and hybrids were randomized separately and sown using a Randomized Block Design with two replications during 2019-20. The results revealed that the female parent Arka Tapas recorded a significant GCA effect for most growth and yield parameters. The cross Arka Tapas × Arka Priya exhibited a high percentage of mid-parent (38.74 %), better parent (16.70 %) and heterosis over the commercial check (9.96 %) for the character pod yield per hectare.

Keywords Combining ability, Heterosis, Line × Tester, Pisum sativum.

Environment and Ecology 41 (3A) :1489—1496, July—September 2023
Article DOI:
ISSN 0970-0420

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