Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2020, 68, 947-958
Published online 2020-12-17

Identification of Spring Barley Breeding Lines With Superior Yield Performance and Stability

Volodymyr Hudzenko1, Tetiana Polishchuk1, Oleksandr Demydov1, Mykola Sardak2, Nataliia Buniak2, Vitalii Ishchenko3

1Barley Breeding Laboratory, the V. M. Remeslo Myronivka Institute of Wheat (MIW) of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine (NAAS), Tsentralne village, Myronivka district, Kyiv region, Ukraine
2Crop Breeding Laboratory, Nosivka Plant Breeding and Experimental Station of the V. M. Remeslo MIW of NAAS (NPBES), Doslidne village, Nosivka district, Chernihiv region, Ukraine
3Crop Breeding Department, Institute of Agriculture of Steppe of NAAS (IAS), Sozonivka village, Kirovohrad district, Kirovohrad region, Ukraine

Received April 15, 2020
Accepted December 4, 2020

The aim of the present study was to substantiate theoretically and to test in practice scheme of multi-environment trials at the final stage of spring barley breeding process and to distinguish the genotypes which combine superior yield performance and stability. In the first year of competitive testing (2015) nine promising spring barley breeding lines have been selected under condition of the Central part of Forest-Steppe of Ukraine (latitude 49°64′, longitude 31°08′, altitude 153 m). In 2016 and 2017, the genotypes were additionally tested in two other different agro-climatic zones of Ukraine: Polissia (latitude 50°93′, longitude 31°69′, altitude 126 m) and Northern Steppe (latitude 48°56′, longitude 32°32′, altitude 171 m). In addition to the standard variety Vzirets, the breeding lines were compared with ten widespread spring barley varieties in agricultural production. Significant total yield variability of the genotypes and cross-over genotype by environment interaction has been revealed. It confirmed the validity of proposed combination of spatial (zones) and temporal (years) gradients for more efficient evaluation of the genotype by environment interaction and differentiation of genotypes in terms of yield performance and stability. As a practical result, using additive main effects and multiplicative interaction (AMMI) and genotype main effects plus genotype by environment interaction (GGE) models, four spring barley breeding lines with combination of superior yield performance and high stability have been identified.


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