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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1369-1377
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.156


Higher Leaf Area Improves the Productivity of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) under Rainfed Conditions
Y.A. Nanja Reddy1,2*, Jayarame Gowda1, E.G. Ashok1, K.T. Krishne Gowda1 and M.V.C. Gowda1
1All India Coordinated Small Millets Improvement Project, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560 065, Karnataka, India
2Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560 065, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the recent past, the grain yield of finger millet has reached a plateau, to break this barrier, multidisciplinary approach more precisely the physiological traits associated with biomass and grain yield would be highly relevant and hence, the present field experiment was conducted. Amongst the two relevant physiological traits (LAI and Net assimilation rate), the relationship of LAI with biomass and grain yield was positive and significant, while DM/LAD (Net assimilation rate) was not significant. The contribution of LAI and DM/LAD towards biomass at flowering was 69.3 and 30.7 percent while at harvest it was 65.2 and 34.8 percent respectively. Accessions possessing high LAI with moderate to high DM/LAD resulted in higher grain yield and such accessions are GE-1034, GE-4222, GE-1013, GE-619 and GE-4248. These accessions may be utilized in crop improvement programmes to break the yield plateau.


Keywords: LAI, DM/LAD, Biomass, Grain yield
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Nanja Reddy, Y.A., Jayarame Gowda, E.G. Ashok, K.T. Krishne Gowda and Gowda, M.V.C. 2019. Higher Leaf Area Improves the Productivity of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn) under Rainfed Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1369-1377. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.156