R. GANTNER1, T. CUPIC2, M. STJEPANOVIC1, G. DREZNER2 and G. BUKVIC1
1 “J. J. Strossmayer” University in Osijek, Faculty of Agriculture, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
2 Agricultural Institute Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
GANTNER, R., T. CUPIC, M. STJEPANOVIC, G. DREZNER and G. BUKVIC, 2014. Assessing combining abilities and breeding value of dry pea genotypes. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 20: 376-380
Aim of the research was to assess a breeding value of 6 parental genotypes of dry pea and their F1 progeny produced in a diallel fashion. The traits enquired were plant height, count of nodes till the 1st podded node, mass of 1000 seeds and grain yield per plant. Parental breeding values were assessed by means of their GCA effects, whilst the F1 crossess was assessed upon their exhibited per-se values. All the results were discussed with respect to the breeding goals. There were distinguished the most promising parents and cross-combinations for the improved RILs derivation.