Association among seed yield traits and CLCuV in cotton
Hafiz Ghazanfar Abbas, Farrukh Ilahi, Muhammad Rizwan, Jehanzeb Farooq, Abid Ali, Qurban Ali
Cotton is an important cash fibre crop throughout the world. The production and quality of cotton is highly affected by biotic and abiotic stress which caused unbearable losses. The present study was conducted to evaluate cotton genotypes for cotton yield potential with effects of CLCuV. Two cotton genotypes FH-142 and FH-942 were grown in the research fields of Cotton Research Station, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Statistical analysis was performed to evaluate the yield and it attributed traits to access the potential of FH-142 and FH-942 cotton genotypes. The genotype FH-142 was found with higher and better performance as compared to FH-942 through using breeder seed and bulk seeds. The traits including bolls per plant, yield, plant height and CLCuV% per plant were found as most contributing traits towards cotton yield and production. It was also found that the breeder seed has more plant population (32167 plants/ha) than the bulk seed (31075 plants/ha) which revealed higher potential and resistance against CLCuV.