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SUNFLOWER

 
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FORWARD

 

 

Simple interline hybrid.


Originator - Plant Production Institute nd. a V.Ya. Yuryev of NAAS.

It has been entered in the Plant Variety Register of Ukraine for growing in steppe and forest-steppe zones of Ukraine since 2008.
Approbation characteristics: plant height - 180 cm; slightly convex calathid up to 20 cm in diameter; huskness - 22%; incrustation – 99.7%; mass of 1,000 seeds - up to 60 g; oil content in seeds – up to 49.8%.


Biological features: ripeness group – middle-early, growing season – 108-110 days. Lodging resistance- high. Shedding resistance - high. Downy mildew resistance - high. Broomrape resistance - high. Sufficiently drought-resistant and root rot resistant.


Economic features: the most abundant in industry high-yielding simple hybrid Forward has the crop potential over 4.4 t/ha.
Peculiarities of cultivation technology: recommended density – 50,000 plants per hectare. Preparation of soil and seeds for sowing is carried out according to the conventional technigues. Mineral fertilizers at the dose of N40 P40 K40 should be applied.


Peculiarities of seed industry: in the hybridization areas the parent lines are sown simultaneously. The agrotechnology is conventional. No desiccation is needed. Harvesting must be performed within the shortest possible time when the seed moisture content is 10-12%. Dry additionaly until the moisture content is 7%, if necessary. The yield capacity of the female parent line – up to 2.8 t/ha. The yield of certified seeds is 65-70%.

 

 
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