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The Role of Wheat Cultivars Blend on Grain Yield and Backing Quality
American Journal of Agricultural Science
Vol.2 , No. 5, Publication Date: Sep. 12, 2015, Page: 203-207
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Jost Marijan, JOST Seed-Research Co., Krizevci, Croatia.


Samobor Vesna, College of Agriculture at Krizevci, Krizevci, Croatia.


Drobac Lidija, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


Wheat cultivar Divana was released in 1995 as the result of wheat breeding program on premium bread-making quality. According to quality data, Divana is the best quality wheat grown in this region. However, due to its low lodging resistance linked to low grain yield, this valuable cultivar has not improved the quality of the milling and baking industry in the region. With the mixture of two cultivars: 1) cv. Koleda - high yielding, above average quality, resistant to lodging and 2) cv. Divana - excellent quality, prone to lodging – this problem could be solved, and wheat producers, millers and bakers could be satisfied. Preliminary results have shown that when growing the blend of these two wheat cultivars, both grain yield and bread-making quality could be maintained at a high level and price of premium quality class (improver) could be achieved on the market. On the basis of achieved results, the proportion 1:1 of cvs. Divana and Koleda is recommended.


Winter Wheat, Cultivars Blend, Grain Yield, Bread Making Quality


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