Genotype and Soil Type Influence on Morphological Characteristics, Yield and Oil Content of Oil-Flax

1 Institute for Medicinal Plants Research ˝Dr Josif Pančić˝, T, Košćuška 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
2 Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
3 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, 11081 Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia
4 City Department of Planning, City Construction, Utilities and Transport, Zagreb, Croatia
5 Delta Agrar, Milentija Popovića 7b, 11070 New Belgrade, Serbia
6 Institute of Corn, Zemun Polje, 11081 Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia


FILIPOVIC, V., V. POPOVIC, D. GLAMOCLIJA, M. JARAMAZ, D. JARAMAZ, S. ANDELOVIC and M. TABAKOVIC, 2014. Genotype and soil type Influence on morphological characteristics, yield and oil content of oil-flax. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 20: 79-86


The three-year trial investigated the individual and the mutual interaction among three genotypes of oil-flax (Olin, Zlatko, Ljupko) and subtype of soil (chernozem with signs of gleyzation and chernozem on sandy loess) and their influence on morpho-physiological traits, yield and oil-flax oil content. The tallest stems (70.3 cm) had the Olin variety in agro-ecological conditions of Southern Banat region. Number of capsules per plant and number of grains per capsule was dependent on agroecological conditions in the investigated year. The largest number of capsules (68) per plant had the Zlatko variety, while the highest average grains number in the capsules (8.2) was at the Olin variety. The obtained values of the studied varieties for these two variables were not statistically significant.
On average, the highest oil-flax seed yield gave the Ruben variety (1416.3 kg ha-1), which was higher for about 9.45% compared to the Ljupko variety, and 9.65% compared to the Olin variety. The highest oil content was at the Ljupko variety (41.1%). This value was higher by 1.21 rel.% compared to the Zlatko variety (40.6%), and 0.07 rel.% compared to the Olin variety (40.8%). Three-year average grains yield (Starcevo locality) was 1430.6 kg ha-1.
The yield increasing at chernozem with signs of gleyzation compared to plants grown on chernozem on sandy loess (Devojacki Bunar locality) was 17%. On the other hand, the oil content in general was higher in this type of soil than on chernozem with signs of gleyzation (41.0% vs. 40.7%).

Key words: oil-flax, morphological characteristics, seed yield, oil content

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