Phenotypic trait association studies in brinjal upon drought stress

  • Mahammed Faizan College of Horticulture, Mudigere,
  • Harish Babu BN Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur
  • Lakshmana D College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.
  • Ganapthi M College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.
  • Rakshith M College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Brinjal, drought, fruit yield, moisture stress, phenotypic correlation

Abstract

Eggplant is popularly known as poor man’s vegetable. With respect to present situation of climatic challenges, fruit yield of eggplant is reduced due to drought or moisture stresses. In view of this condition, an experiment was aimed to study character association between yield and yield components in eggplant. The resultant outcome from correlation analysis computed among nine eggplant characters indicated that traits like plant height and total plant length at harvesting, fruit length and number of fruits per plant significantly correlated with fruit yield per plant. Whereas, traits like plant height and total plant length observed at harvesting stage, number of days for flower initiation, number of primary branches, fruit length and average fruit weight were significantly associated with fruit yield per plant under moisture stressed condition.

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Author Biographies

Harish Babu BN, Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur

Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Lakshmana D, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Ganapthi M, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Department of Crop Physiology, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Rakshith M, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

Published
2022-11-01
How to Cite
Mahammed Faizan, BNH. B., DL., MG., & MR. (2022). Phenotypic trait association studies in brinjal upon drought stress. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.1232
Section
Short Communications