Evaluation of Different Varieties of Pea under Agro Climatic Conditions of Gilgit-Baltistan.
According to Khan et al5 the main hurdle in the way of increasing per hectare pea production is the weed competition. Sometimes season long crop-weed competitions reduce the green pod yield by up to 45-55%. In addition to these, environmental factor such as rainfall also affects yield. McPhee and Muehlbauer have also reported that seed yield in pea is highly dependent on the environment and is particularly responsive to the amount and distribution of precipitation received during the growing season. Gupta et al7 have also reported that seed yield in pea is highly dependent on environment and is particularly responsive to the amount and distribution of precipitation received during the growing season have also reported about existence of considerable amount of genetic variability in pea.
Statistical analysis of the data showed that differences in pod weight of the different varieties were significant (Table 2). Variety Climax ranked first maximum pod weight of 26.29 kg plot-1, variety Green feast with 21.75 kg plot-1 stood second. Variety Meteor produced the minimum pod weight (16.20 kg plot-1). In Pakistan, the pea is an important crop, which plays a major role in the farmer’s economy. It is the most common crop and enjoys a great commercial demand due to its nutritive value.
The results of this study are in agreement with Srivastava et al. Million also reported that significant variability existed for the traits studied in field pea genotypes and plant height is among those traits having positive and greater influence. Similar differences in plant height among different pea cultivars were reported by Gentry.
Adv Food Technol Nutr Sci Open J. 2019; 5(2): 50-53. doi: 10.17140/AFTNSOJ-5-156