Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 1 - 2020
Evaluation of the Response of Pearl Millet( [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.] varieties to Downey Mildew( Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) infestation , Agronomic Traits and Yield In Turare (Forestry Experimental Field, Federal University Dutsin-Ma) Katsina state
Ati Hassana Maryam*
Federal University Dutsin-ma, Dutsin-Ma, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Ati Hassana Maryam, Federal University Dutsin-ma, Dutsin-Ma, Nigeria.
Received: November 18, 2019; Published: December 23, 2019




Abstract

Millet varieties were tried for two years to study their response to downy Mildew infection, agronomic traits and yield. Five selected varieties that were resistant to downy mildew were crossed with five varieties with various susceptibilities to downy mildew. Crosses were obtained using a factorial mating scheme of North Carolina Design II, where each male was mated to each of the female. The hybrids with their parents were evaluated together during the raining season in the third year. The field evaluation was done using complete Randomized Block Design (CRBD) two replications. Hybrids and parents were allocated to plots using random table number. Fourteen of the genotypes were highly resistant to the pathogen (3 parents and 11 hybrids). The rest of the hybrids were resistant to the pathogens except one (GMC17001XMMC17006, the only susceptible genotype among the 30 genotypes study. Hybrids GMC17005X MMC17006, had the highest grain weight, followed by GMC17004XMMC17008, GMC17002XMMC17009 and GMC17001XMMC170010. It was also observed that these four hybrids combined Downy Mildew resistance with high yield and yield related characters.

Keywords: Pearl Millet; Downy Mildew; Agronomic Traits

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Citation: Ati Hassana Maryam. “Evaluation of the Response of Pearl Millet( [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.] varieties to Downey Mildew( Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) infestation , Agronomic Traits and Yield In Turare (Forestry Experimental Field, Federal University Dutsin-Ma) Katsina state”. EC Agriculture 6.1 (2020): 01-07.

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