Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Abstract: Interrelationships among different characters were determined by simple correlations and path-coefficient analysis using 36 diverse and elite cultivars representing different geographical origin. The results revealed a highly significant positive association of the branches per plant and pods per plant with grain yield. The pods per plant also showed a high direct influence on grain yield. Thus, from this investigation, it is suggested that pods per plant and number of branches per plant are the primary yield components that should be given due emphasis in selecting high yielding genotypes in soybean.