National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine


Sunflower Helianthus annuus L.
A linoleic hybrid used for oil. The most high-yielding hybrid among short-season ones

Originators - Plant Production Institute named after V.Ya. Yuriev of NAAS, Plant Breeding and Genetics Institute - National Center of seed and Cultivar Investigation (Odesa).

Registration year - 2011. Recommended zones of cultivation: Forest-Steppe of Ukraine.

Short-season. The growing period is 94-99 days.

The plant height is 160-180 cm. The calathidium is markedly dome-shaped, with a diameter of 22-23 cm. The hybrid is highly resistant to lodging and shedding.

It is drought resistant. Tolerance to head rot.

The husk content is 21.0%. The 1000-seed weight is 58.5-62.0 g. The oil content in seeds is 50.6%.

The yield potential is 4.8 t/ha. The yield in the demonstration field of the Plant Production Institute named after V.Ya. Yuriev is 3.83 t/ha; at the Institute of Irrigated Agriculture (Kherson), the yield was 3.43 t/ha. The recommended pre-harvest plant density is 55,000 plants/ha.

Seed production peculiarities. The parents in hybridization plots are in two stages. The male line is sown after the emergence of the female line seedlings. The female/male row ratio in hybridization plots can be 6:2; 8:4; 10:2; or 12:4.

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