COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GERMINATION IN AN ASSORTMENT OF CAMELINA SATIVA VARIETIES PUBLISHEDS. BĂTRÎNA, F. IMBREA, Ilinca Merima IMBREA, Georgeta POP None email@example.com
The main causes of decrease in agricultural production by up to 70% are determined abiotic stress factors, such as draught and temperature variantions. If these occur during the first phases of vegetaion, they may cause problems in terms of culture springing and uniformity. In the current context of climate change, with a growing number of periods of draught during the sowing phase, studying germination has become not only necessary, but also well appreciated by farmers, especially in plants with small seeds. Camelina is considered to have low requirements regarding soil and climate, as well as a seeding depth of only 1 cm, especially for autumn cultures, however problems may occur with the seeds” germination and even springing. This study covers the results obtained in the laboratory research phase on a selection of two varieties (Madalina, created by the Universiry of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Sciences of Bucharest and Calena, with Austrian origins) and a local population by BUASVM Timisoara regarding germinative energy and capacity. The results have shown higher germination energy and capacity in the Madalina and Calena varieties, compared to the local population. Another important aspect is that of the considerable differences between results obtained in optimal conditions, in the laboratory, and those obtained in the field, in much lower temperatures.
germination, abiotic stress c, Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz ,
field crops and pastures