ABSTRACT

The experiment was conducted with tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) at Jute Agricultural Experimental Station, Jagir, Manikgonj during 2017. The experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications. Significant variations were observed for different agro-morphological characters among the genotypes. Phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) was higher than corresponding genotypic coefficient of variation (GCV). The highest PCV was observed for the character green wt. with leaves (22.94). Heritability was highest for green bark thickness (98%) followed by green wt. without leaves (93%), base diameter (81%) and leaf length (79%). The highest genetic advance as percentage of mean (44.38%) was estimated against green weight without leaves, followed by (41.62%) was estimated against green bark thickness, (21.50%) was estimated against base diameter.

Key words: Genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance, tossa jute.