Growth performance and variability of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. clones
Keywords: Dalbergia sissoo, Clones, Heritability, Genetic gain.
AbstractThe study was undertaken at Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam to ascertain the growth performance and variability of Dalbergia sissoo clones. Twenty clones collected from plus trees in different parts of India were assessed for three characters namely collar diameter, height and volume index. Based on the growth performance at six months after planting, five clones namely FCRIDSC 3, FCRIDSC 4, FCRIDSC 7, FCRIDSC 8 and FCRIDSC 16 were found be superior. GCV, heritability and genetic gain for all the traits investigated were high and hence selection based on these traits would be effective.
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