Studies on Evaluation and Mean Performance Associated with Yield, Quality and Pest and Disease Incidence in Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.)
S. Ramesh Kumar1
1. Department of Horticulture, Vanavarayar Institute of Agriculture, Manakkadavu, Pollachi-642103, TNAU, Tamil Nadu, India
2. Department of Horticulture, Agricultural College and Research Institute, TNAU, Madurai-625104, Tamil Nadu, India
International Journal of Horticulture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 13 doi: 10.5376/ijh.2013.03.0013
Received: 25 Mar., 2013 Accepted: 28 Mar., 2013 Published: 31 Mar., 2013
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Kumar et al., 2013, Studies on Evaluation and Mean Performance Associated with Yield, Quality and Pest and Disease Incidence in Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), International Journal of Horticulture, 2013, Vol.3, No.1270-79 (doi:10.5376/ijh.2013.03.0013)
The per se performance of 14 eggplant genotypes and forty hybrids were studied for fruit yield and productivity traits during 2010 at College Orchard, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, India. ANOVA revealed the existence of significant difference among the genotypes/hybrids studied for all the traits indicating the presence of considerable amount of variability. Fourteen parents were evaluated on the basis of mean performance in Line x Tester analysis revealed that the lines, Palamedu local (L5), Alavayal Local (L1) and Keerikai Local (L7) and the testers EP 65 (T4) and Annamalai (T1) were adjudged to be the superior parents by expressing significant mean values for majority of the characters understudy. Hence, these parents were considered as desirable ones for construction of yield coupled with quality. The evaluation of hybrids based on per se performance disclosed that the hybrids excelled in their mean in order of merit were Palamedu Local x EP 65 (L5 x T4), Keerikai Local x KKM 1(L7 x T2), Alavayal Local x Annamalai (L1 x T1) and Alagarkovil Local x Annamalai (L4 x T1).
Mean value; Eggplant response; Yield and quality