Year 2014, Volume 19 , Issue 1, Pages 79 - 83 2014-01-01

Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding
2010; Bouton, 2012; Sabanci et al., 2013). Alfalfa

Marijana TUCAK [1] , Svetislav POPOVIĆ [2] , Tihomir ČUPIĆ [3] , Goran KRIZMANIĆ [4] , Valentina ŠPANIĆ [5] , Branimir ŠIMIĆ [6] , Vladimir MEGLIČ [7]


The objectives of this research were to evaluate agro-morphological and forage quality performances of selected alfalfa populations and to predict the genetic potential of this populations as a source of the material for breeding programs and/or commercial use. Twenty selected alfalfa populations and two control cultivars were tested over three consecutive years (2008, 2009, 2010) at the experimental field of the Agricultural Institute Osijek in Croatia. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with three replications. The plot size was 6 m2 at the sowing rate of 15 kg ha-1. A total of fifteen traits were measured/analysed on all plots and/or individual plants of all populations and cultivars. Significant differences were determined between alfalfa populations/cultivars in all investigated traits, except for content of crude protein in dry matter. The highest three-years average yields (from 86.32 to 101.12 t ha-1 for green mass, from 17.45 to 20.46 t ha-1 for dry matter, from 3657 to 4289 kg ha-1 for crude protein) and favourable values for the most of the investigated morphological and forage quality traits were obtained in populations MSP 16,8,1,9,20,11,10. Seven superior alfalfa populations were identified which could represent a valuable source of genetic material for further selection and improvement of our breeding program and/or application for plant cultivar registration
Alfalfa, agro-morphological traits, breeding, forage quality, population
Primary Language en
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Marijana TUCAK

Author: Svetislav POPOVIĆ

Author: Tihomir ČUPIĆ

Author: Goran KRIZMANIĆ

Author: Valentina ŠPANIĆ

Author: Branimir ŠIMIĆ

Author: Vladimir MEGLIČ

Dates

Publication Date : January 1, 2014

Bibtex @ { tjfc179008, journal = {Turkish Journal Of Field Crops}, issn = {1301-1111}, address = {}, publisher = {Society of Fields Crop Science}, year = {2014}, volume = {19}, pages = {79 - 83}, doi = {10.17557/tjfc.43607}, title = {Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding}, key = {cite}, author = {TUCAK, Marijana and POPOVIĆ, Svetislav and ČUPIĆ, Tihomir and KRIZMANIĆ, Goran and ŠPANIĆ, Valentina and ŠIMIĆ, Branimir and MEGLIČ, Vladimir} }
APA TUCAK, M , POPOVIĆ, S , ČUPIĆ, T , KRIZMANIĆ, G , ŠPANIĆ, V , ŠIMIĆ, B , MEGLIČ, V . (2014). Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding. Turkish Journal Of Field Crops , 19 (1) , 79-83 . DOI: 10.17557/tjfc.43607
MLA TUCAK, M , POPOVIĆ, S , ČUPIĆ, T , KRIZMANIĆ, G , ŠPANIĆ, V , ŠIMIĆ, B , MEGLIČ, V . "Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding". Turkish Journal Of Field Crops 19 (2014 ): 79-83 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/tjfc/issue/17120/179008>
Chicago TUCAK, M , POPOVIĆ, S , ČUPIĆ, T , KRIZMANIĆ, G , ŠPANIĆ, V , ŠIMIĆ, B , MEGLIČ, V . "Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding". Turkish Journal Of Field Crops 19 (2014 ): 79-83
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ISNAD TUCAK, Marijana , POPOVIĆ, Svetislav , ČUPIĆ, Tihomir , KRIZMANIĆ, Goran , ŠPANIĆ, Valentina , ŠIMIĆ, Branimir , MEGLIČ, Vladimir . "Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding". Turkish Journal Of Field Crops 19 / 1 (January 2014): 79-83 . https://doi.org/10.17557/tjfc.43607
AMA TUCAK M , POPOVIĆ S , ČUPIĆ T , KRIZMANIĆ G , ŠPANIĆ V , ŠIMIĆ B , MEGLIČ V . Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding. Turkish Journal Of Field Crops. 2014; 19(1): 79-83.
Vancouver TUCAK M , POPOVIĆ S , ČUPIĆ T , KRIZMANIĆ G , ŠPANIĆ V , ŠIMIĆ B , MEGLIČ V . Agro-Morphological and Forage Quality Traits of Selected Alfalfa Populations and Their Application in Breeding. Turkish Journal Of Field Crops. 2014; 19(1): 83-79.