Evaluation of different wheat genotypes for yield assessment under irrigated conditions of highlands of Balochistan.

Attaullah Lashari, Ghulam Rasool, Muhammad Waris, Jaffar Shah, Saeed Ahmed, Ajmal Khan


Wheat, across the world including Pakistan has the greatest cultivation ratio as a crop cereal. An experiment was conducted at Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta during the year 2013-14. Ten advanced lines and two local check varieties of wheat were evaluated for yield assessment under irrigated condition of highlands of Balochistan. The genotype AZRI-49 performed best in four yield traits viz; number of tillers per m2, number of spikelets per spike, total dry matters ha-1 and grain yield ha-1. Data was statistically analyzed by using Fisher’s technique of analysis of variance and the means of different treatments were tried at Least Significant Test (LSD) at 5% probability level. Correlation studies revealed that positive significant correlation was observed between grain yield ha-1 and plant height, grain yield ha-1 and number of tillers m-2, grain yield ha-1 and 1000-grain weight, grain yield ha-1 and total dry matters ha-1 whereas negative significant correlation was observed between grain yield ha-1 and spike length, grain yield ha-1 and number of grains spike-1 and also grain yield ha-1 and grain weight spike-1. Present study could be conducive for the development of improved variety in highland Balochistan.


Wheat; genotypes; ha-1

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