Scientific Officer (Horticulture), Spices Research Sub-Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Faridpur, Bangladesh
Scientific Officer (Plant Breeding), Spices Research Sub-Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute,Faridpur, Bangladesh
Senior Scientific Officer (Horticulture), Spices Research Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Shibganj, Bogra, Bangladesh
Scientific Officer (Plant Pathology), Regional Spices Research Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur,Gazippur
Scientific Officer ( (Agronomy), Spices Research entre, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Shibganj, Bogra, Bangladesh
The experiment was conducted at Spices Research Sub-Centre, Faridpur and OFRD, Pabna during rabi season, 2013-14 and 2014- 15at SRSC Faridpur to select high yielding varieties which are resistance or tolerance against premature sprouting. Ten different collected garlic lines (GC001, GC005, GC0012, GC0017, GC0018, GC0024, GC0027, GC0028, GC0031 and GC0036) and three local germplasm (GC0038, GC0039 and GC0040) along with BARI Rashun-1 and BARI Rashun-2 as check were evaluated. The experiment was laid out in RCB design with three replications. The unit plot size was 1.5m x 1.2m. All yield contributing characters showed significant difference except population per m2 and bulb diameter. In 2013-14 the highest percent of premature sprouting was observed with GC0038 (14.49%)in Faridpur (L1) and GC0039(41.33%)in Pabna (L2). The lowest percentage of Premature sprouting was observed at GC0024 (0.98 %) in Faridpur (L1) and with GC0031 (0.473 %) in Pabna (L2). Both in Faridpur (7.01t/ha) and Pabna (11.07 t/ ha) highest bulb yield was achieved from BARI Rashun-1 and the lowest yield (4.43 t/ha) was recorded from GC005 at Faridpur. In 2014-15, the highest percentage of premature sprouting was found from GC0040 (6.72 %) and the lowest percentage of premature sprouting was observed from GC0038 (1.167%) and GC0039 (1.167%). The highest bulb yield was recorded from BARI Rashun-2 (8.867 t/ha) and the lowest yield (4.810 t/ha) was recorded from GC0036.