GENOTYPE X ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS AND STABILITY ANALYSIS FOR THE YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS IN WINTER CHICKPEA (CICER ARIENTINUM L.)
The aim of the present study was examined for genotype x environment interactions, stability performance and adaptability of 18 chickpea genotypes for grain yield and yield components under ecological conditions of the Mediterranean of Turkey. The genotypes were evaluated in randomized complete block design with three replications at two locations during two years. Genotype-environment interactions were significantly found for grain yield and all the yield components. Stability parameters revealed that Cevdetbey and Seckin were found to be fairly stable for days to flowering under all the environments. None of the genotypes with high mean were highly stable over environment for grain yield and number of pods per plant. The genotype Seckin was quite stable across all environment for plant height. Canitez was stable for number of grains per plant. Seckin and Er for 100- grain weight showed relatively stable performance over all environment.