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Directorate of Wheat Research, Karnal 132 001, Haryana, India

 

 

 

Table 1: Heterotic advantage for grain yield in bigger wheat plots under normal planting 

REFERENCE

 

HETEROSIS (%)

 REMARKS

STANDARD

BEST PARENT

Winder & Lebsock 1973

16

At seed rate of 33kg/ha

9

 -

At seed rate of 67kg/ha

Edward et al 1980

10-14

 -

Increase plant height and slight increase in HI

Jost & Hayward 1980

32

 -

Spaced planted

Wilson & Driscoll 1983

10-15

 -

-

Perenzin & Borghi 1987

8.2

-

Best hybrid: RHO1 (Frandoc x Festin)

Edward 1987

 -

20

Best hybrid: SHB 032 of Pioneer

USDA 1987

 -

15

-

Borghi et al 1988

6

 -

-

Lucken & Johnson 1988

11-12

 -

-

Bears & Bingham 1989

 -

5-12

-

Borghi et al 1989

5-10

 -

-

Lang et al 1989

6-22

 -

12 of 234 hybrids with >15% heterosis

Perenzin et al 1992

 -

5-10

Yield & kernel weight

Uddin et al 1992

11.7

26.8

Mid Parent heterosis is 31.5%

Borghi & Perenzin 1994

10

 -

Best hybrid: Maestra x Golia

Uddin et al 1992

 -

10.7

-

Edward 1995

12-17

 -

-

Cukadar et al 1997

7-16

2

-

Jordaan et al 1997

28

 -

-

Zehr et al 1997

41

 -

Report from MAHYCO

Morgan 1998

-

12