Abstract

The experiment with 32 genotypes was conducted at the sorghum research unit, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola in randomized block design with three replications during kharif, 2011-2012. The studied revealed that the magnitudes of genotypic correlation coefficients were greater than phenotypic correlation coefficients for most of the character under studied. All the characters under investigation exhibited positive association at genotypic and phenotypic level with green fodder yield except leaf stem ratio. Correlation studies revealed positive and highly significant association of green fodder yield with dry fodder yield, days to 50% flowering, number of leaves per plant, stem girth (cm) TSS, leaf breadth (cm) and protein. Path coefficient analysis showed positive and high direct effect of days to 50% flowering, plant height, dry fodder yield and stem girth on green fodder yield. These characters may be considered as important yield contributing components. Hence selection of the genotypes based on these traits alone or in combination will result in increasing high green fodder yield.