ABSTRACT

The experiment was conducted at five regional stations viz. Jute Agriculture Experiment Station (JAES), Manikgonj; Rangpur; Chandina; Faridpur and Kishoregonj of BJRI in 2017. The quantitative (plant height, base diameter, green weight with and without leaves, fibre weight and stick weight etc.) data were recorded 120 DAS. Analysis of variance revealed that significant differences among the treatments. Plant height, fibre yield and stick yield are relatively higher in Faridpur regional station than other part of the country. Also, out of seven progenies, C-4339 yielded comparatively better than other progenies and check variety and also observed that the fibre and stick yield increased with the increasing of plant height and base diameter. 

Key words: Deshi jute, progeny, strains, genotype.

 

Introduction

 

 Deshi jute (C. capsularis L.) jute cultivation needs to be increased in future for its great demand to the jute industries of the country (Khatun et al., 2010). Its fibre is a substitute for non-biodegradable fibres with a large range of commercial applications (Benor et al., 2012; Islam, 2013). Jute accounts for about 5 percent of the foreign currency earnings from export. It appears from the recent record that the area under jute is declining; the crop is being pushed more and more to the marginal lands. There are many constrains to higher and stable yield of quality fibre. In this situation, it is important to develop new and promising deshi jute variety for quality fibre to make the jute cultivation as profitable enterprises around the country. Keeping these objectives in mind seven new promising progenies were derived through nine parent diallel crosses and subsequent selection and tested for assessment of their yield and other attributes under different agro-ecological conditions. An objective of this experiment was to develop breeding lines with distinct character, higher yield and quality fibres of deshi jute in Bangladesh.