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Revista Ciência Agronômica
On-line version ISSN 1806-6690
PIVETTA, Laerte Gustavo et al. Evaluation of sunflower hybrids and the relationship between productive and qualitative parameters. Rev. Ciênc. Agron. [online]. 2012, vol.43, n.3, pp. 561-568. ISSN 1806-6690. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-66902012000300020.
The objective of this work was to determine superior genotypes of the sunflower, as well as to study the correlation between its characteristics. Six sunflower hybrids were evaluated under late-summer conditions in Palotina in the state of Paraná. The study evaluated fifteen variables: leaf dry mass, stem and petiole dry mass, total dry mass, leaf area, plant height, stem diameter, grain weight per head, head diameter, percentage of normal grains, thousand grain weight, number of grains per head, productivity, crude protein content, oil content and oil yield. According to the data, the hybrids H360 and MG2, with good productivity and higher oil content, are indicated for oil production, and the hybrids M734 and Aguará 3, with good productivity and lower oil content, for animal feed. The correlation between productivity and yield components were 0.62, 0.47, 0.60, 0.49 and 0.47, for grain weight per head, head diameter, percentage of normal grains, thousand grain weight and number of grains per head respectively, leading to the conclusion that the selection of materials from among these components will result in the selection of promising materials for productivity.
Keywords : Hellianthus annuus L.; Correlation; Genotypes.