Secondary branches per plant: Data presented for secondary branches plant-1 showed highly significant differences for genotypes, treatments (nipped and un-nipped) and genotype by nipping interaction (Table 2).
Pods per plant: Analysis of variance for pods plant-1 revealed highly significant differences for genotypes, treatments and genotype by nipping interaction (Table 2).
Seeds per pod: Data regarding seeds pod-1 manifested highly significant differences for genotypes and nipping, whereas non-significant genotype by nipping interaction (Table 2).
On the one hand nipping at prescribed growth stages could improve yield of the cr p while on the other hand during time the chickpea in the field is usually a shortage of fodder and poor farmers could not afford to buy forage at distant locations, so chickpea may provide them an opportunity to fetch green fodder for their livestock.
Keeping in view the vitality of chickpea crop in the cropping pattern of low water ecology and profitable crop for poverty stricken people as well as significance of nipping that could enhance yield, present research has been contemplated with the objectives: To estimate the effect and most appropriate method of nipping on yield of chickpea.