Correlation studies on yield and yield components in brinjal (Solanum melongena L.)

  • P. Irene Vethamonai, D. Rameshkumar and R. Ravikesavan Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


An experiment on correlation analysis involving brinjal (Solanum melongena L.) was carried during rabi 2018 at college orchard, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Genotypic correlation coefficient was similar in nature and higher in magnitude than the corresponding phenotypic correlation coefficient for most of the characters. Total yield per plant exhibited highly significant and positive relationship with length of the fruit and the number of fruits per plant is significantly but negatively correlated with shoot borer infestation. Thus, the yield per plant can be enhanced by making selection of these traits during the yield improvement programme.

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