Evaluation of yield and its components for some flax genotypes

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Sixteen flax ( Linum usitatissimum L.) genotypes were evaluated at Gemmeiza Agricultural Research Station, Agricultural Research Center, El-Gharbia Governorate, Egypt during the two successive seasons 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. Randomized complete block design with three replications was used. Phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variation for all studied traits had closely values. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance (as % of mean) for most studied traits. Plant height, technical length and stem diameter were the best selection indices to improve straw yield /plant, along with number of branches, capsules and seeds were effective selection criteria for improving seed yield /plant as proven by phenotypic and genotypic correlation

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Taha Ahmed Omar

Field Crops Research Institute

Email: drtahaomar@yahoo.com
9 Gamaa st., Giza, 12619, Egypt
Agricultural Research Center, Fiber Crops Research Department

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