Evaluation of Morphology, Productive Potential, Oil Content and Composition of Plant Genetic Resources of Camelina sativa

M. P. MARCHEVA
Agricultural University, BG-4000, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Abstract

MARCHEVA, M. P., 2016. Evaluation of morphology, productive potential, oil content and composition of plant genetic resources of Camelina sativa. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 22: 778–782

The increasing interest to Camelina sativa in the last decade is provoked by its various applications as source for biodiesel, edible oil or fodder. It regains interest the last decades with its good adaptation to various conditions and lower cost cultivation. Evaluation of morphological traits and productive potential of some plant genetic resources of the ex situ collection of the National gene bank of Bulgaria has been presented. Field trials of three cultivars and one local landrace in 3 succeeding years on two different soil types were conducted. Results are commented in order to establish possibilities for cultivation and expected yields of seed and oil and its fatty acid composition. Environmental and economic gain can be projected estimating the possible uses of the presented accessions or strategies for further breeding programs has been marked.

Key words: biodiesel, camelina, evaluation, fatty acids, plant genetic resources

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