Criteria available to growers in France to choose a sunflower variety. These criteria are presently included in the MyVar web tool (www.myvar.fr) developed by Terres Inovia (adapted from Casadebaig et al., 2016).
|General information||Breeding company||–||–|
|Year of release||3||<2005, 2005–2010, >2010|
|EU country of registration||2||France, abroad|
|Plant phenology||Anthesis earliness||5||Very early to late|
|Maturity earliness||5||Very early to late|
|Plant morphology||Plant height||3||Short, medium, tall|
|Disease tolerance||Phomopsis stem canker||5|
|Sclerotinia head rot||4|
|Sclerotinia basal stalk rot||3|
|Downy mildew resistance||Resistance profile||3||RM9, RM8, other RMs|
|Herbicide tolerance||Technology used||3||None, Clearfield®, Express Sun®|
|Seed characteristics||Thousand kernel weight||3||Low, medium, high|
|Oil characteristics||Oil concentration||4||Low, medium, high, very high|
|Oil quality||2||High oleic, linoleic (mid-oleic)|
|Yield performance||Performance level||5||Scale depending on multi-location field trial|
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