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18th ISC, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2012 Vol.1

Volume 1

Table of Contents

Lead Speaker Lectures 

Applying ecophysiological knowledge and methods to unravel the genetical basis for tolerance of leaf growth to water deficit in sunflower.
Luis A. N. Aguirrezábal, Argentina, 31

Changes In Disease Incidence Over The Last Decade In The US And Around The World, And Research To Address These New Challenges.
Thomas J. Gulya, Brent Hulke, Gerald J. Seiler, Samuel Markell, Hans Kandel, USA 37

Genomics, mapping and marker assisted selection strategies for disease resistance.
Norma Paniego, María Eugenia Bazzalo, Mariano Bulos , Veronica Lia, Corina Fusari, Daniel Alvarez, Emiliano Altieri, Maria Laura Ramos, María Teresa Galella, Marcos Kaspar, Ruth Heinz, Alberto Escande, Andrés Zambelli, Carlos Sala, Argentina, 38

Current status and future perspectives on sunflower insect pests.

Jarrad R. Prasifka, Brent S. Hulke, USA, 41

Genetics and breeding of herbicide tolerance in sunflower.
Carlos A. Sala, Mariano Bulos, Emiliano Altieri, María Laura Ramos, Argentina, 43

From the lab to the market: new challenges for sunflower oil quality research.

Leonardo Velasco, Begoña Pérez-Vich, José M. Fernández-Martínez, Spain, 44
Progress in research on breeding for resistance to broomrape.
José M. Fernández-Martínez, Leonardo Velasco, Begoña Pérez-Vich, Spain

Invited Speaker Lectures 

Tocopherol mutations in sunflower.
Yakov Demurin, Russia, 51

DuPont™ ExpressSun™ Herbicide Technology in Sunflower.
Leon G. Streit, Switzerland, 57

Combining Chemistry & Genetics for Plasmopara Resistance Management
Dr Christian Schlatter, Switzerland 56

Clearfield® Plus Technology in Sunflowers

Brigitte Weston, Gregory McNevin, Dale Carlson, USA, 58

Association mapping of drought tolerance in sunflower: phenotypic and genetic characterization of INTA inbred lines.
Maria Valeria Moreno, Corina M. Fusari, Verónica Nishinakamasu, Daniel Alvarez, Julio Di Rienzo, Esteban Hopp, Ruth Heinz, Norma Paniego, Verónica V. Lia, Argentina, 59

1- Phytopathology

Genetic variability and QTL for sunflower tolerance to premature ripening caused by Phoma macdonaldii
Bordat Amandine, Mestries Emmanuelle, Dechamp-Guillaume Grégory, Bros Vanessa, Descorps Charlène, Marchal Lucie, Perez Raphaël , Vincourt Patrick, France, 65
Manifestation of “black stem” by Phoma macdonaldii and its relationship with reserves in stem and the source/sink ratio in sunflower
Iris Evangelina Nuñez Bordoy, Facundo José Quiroz, Guillermo Dosio, Argentina, 66

Screening perennial Helianthus species for powdery mildew.
Boško Dedic, Sreten Terzic, Jovanka Atlagic, Dragana Miladinovic, Jelena Mrda, Sonja Tancic, Vladimir Miklic, Serbia 67

Heterosis and the level of white rot resistance at early stages of development in sunflower.
Fernando Castaño, Marcela Godoy, Argentina, 68

Precision in the genotype evaluation of sunflower white rot resistance since the amount of used resources. 
Santiago Germán Delgado, Fernando Castaño, María Gabriela Cendoya, Teresa Salaberry, Facundo Quiróz, Argentina, 69

Emerging races arising from recombination facilitated by multiple introductions of the sunflower downy mildew Plasmopara halstedii in France. 
François Delmotte, Denis Tourvieille de Labrouhe, Sophia Ahmed, France, 70

Spatial genetic structure of sunflower downy mildew at the field scale 
Delmotte François, Elameen Abdelameen, Denis Tourvieille de Labrouhe, Amandine Bordat, Emmanuelle Mestries, France, 71

Advances in Phoma macdonaldii (Leptosphaeria lindquistii) epidemiology 
Descorps Charlène, Hebrard Cécile, Rakotonindraina Toky, Dechamp-Guillaume Grégory, Mestries Emmanuelle, Aubertot Jean-Noël, France, 72

Sources for resistance to the leaves pathogenes caused grey (Phomopsis helianthi), brown (Alternaria sp.) and black (Phoma macdonaldi) spots on sunflower originated from the wild species Helianthus annuus L. 
Valentina Encheva, Daniela Valkova, Galin Georgiev, Michail Christov, Bulgaria, 73

Reevaluation of Phomopsis species affecting sunflowers in the United States 
Febina Mathew, Kholoud Alananbeh, Nikolay Balbyshev, Erik Heitkamp, Lisa Castlebury, Thomas Gulya, Samuel Markell, USA, 74

Determination of Puccinia helianthi races in the United States Northern Great Plains.
Andrew Friskop, Thomas Gulya, James Jordahl, Megan Ramsett, Ryan Humann, Maricelis Acevedo, Robert Harveson, Samuel Markell, USA, 75

Pyramiding QTLs for Verticillium dahliae resistance. 
María Teresa Galella, María Eugenia Bazzalo, Mónica Morata, Carlos Cimmino, Marcos Kaspar, Martín Grondona, Roberto Reid, Andrés Zambelli and Alberto León, Argentina, 76

Field incidence of sunflower downy mildew using seed dressing with metalaxyl-M. 
García-Ruiz R. , López-Rivera S., García-Carneros A.B., Molinero-Ruiz L., Spain, 77

Intraspecific polymorphism of Plasmopara halstedii affecting sunflower in Krasnodar region of Russian Federation revealed by molecular markers.
Saida Guchet, Tatiana Antonova, Tatiana Tchelustnikova, Nina Araslanova, Russia, 79

A Bromoviridae member associated with chlorotic leaf symptoms on sunflowers 
Fabián Giolitti, Claudia Nome, Griselda Visintin, Soledad de Breuil, Nicolás Bejerman, Sergio Lenardon, Argentina, 78 

Characterization of a phytoplasma affecting sunflower crops in Argentina 
Fabiana Guzmán, Fabián Giolitti, Franco Fernandez, Claudia Nome, Sergio Lenardon, Luis Conci, Argentina, 80

Test Results of immunomodulators against phomopsis stem canker in sunflower
V. Ya. Ismailov, A.T. Podvarko, V.M. Androsova, I.I. Shulyak, Russia, 81

Sieving of INTA´s Sunflower Germplasm Bank against Phoma macdonaldii at Balcarce, Argentina
Natali Lazzaro; Facundo J. Quiro; Daniel Alvarez; Alberto Escande, Argentina, 82

First report of virulence variability of Phoma macdonaldii in Argentina 
Lazzaro, N; Quiroz, FJ; Escande A, Argentina, 83

Evaluation of Pseudomonas fluorescens PICF7 as potential biocontrol agent against Plasmopara halstedii in sunflower
M.M. Maldonado-González, A. García-Carneros, P. Prieto, N. Lucena-Lucena, Molinero-Ruiz, J. Mercado-Blanco, Spain, 84

Resistance to downy mildew among sunflower germplasm.
Mancuso, N.; González, J.; Ivancovich, A Ludueña, P, Argentina, 85

Downy mildew of sunflower as affected by nitrogen fertilization.
Molinero-Ruiz L. , Domínguez J., Orgaz F, Spain, 86 

A survey of physiological races of Puccinia helianthi in Argentina. 
Pablo Salvador Moreno, Amelia Bertero de Romano, María Celia Romano, Pablo Vergani, Mariano Sposaro, Mariano Bulos, Emiliano Altieri, María Laura Ramos, Carlos A. Sala, Argentina, 87

Sustainable management of sunflower downy mildew risk.
Penaud Annette, Moinard J, Tourvieille de Labroue D., Walser P., Pinochet X., Thiery C., Dordolo M., Marage G. , Mestries Emmanuelle, France, 88 

Towards the inventory of pathogenicity effectors on Plasmopara halstedii, the obligate oomycete responsible for Downy Mildew in sunflower Helianthus annuus.
Quentin GASCUEL , Falah AS SADI , Marie-Claude BONIFACE , Charles ROSENBERG, Laurence GODIARD, Patrick VINCOURT, France, 89

Grouping sunflower genotypes by reaction to alternaria leaf spot (Alternaria helianthi) and yield.
Regina M.V.B.C. Leite,Maria Cristina N. de Oliveira, Brasil, 90

Effects of plant density on sunflower premature ripening caused by Phoma macdonaldii.
C. Seassau, G. Dechamp-Guillaume, E. Mestries, Debaeke, France, 91

Genetic Diversity of Macrophomina phaseolina Isolates from Different Regions and Host Plants.
Sonja Tancic, Boško Dedic, Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Ivana Imerovski, Nenad Dušanic, Dragana Miladinovic, Serbia, 92

The biology and epidemiology of sunflower white blister rust, Pustula helianthicola.
Otmar Spring, Sukanya Soonagahalli Lava, Germany, 93

Previously undescribed species of Diaporthe responsible for stem cankers on Australian sunflowers – an ongoing investigation of causal species.
Sue Thompson, Yu Pei Tan, Stephen Neate, Elizabeth Aitken, Roger Shivas, Australia, 94 

Proposal for improvement of sunflower downy mildew race nomenclature.
Denis TOURVIEILLE de LABROUHE, Pascal WALSER, Daniel JOLIVOT, Sylvie ROCHE, Fréderic SERRE, Marie LEGUILLON, François DELMOTTE, Amandine BORDAT, Laurence GODIARD, Patrick VINCOURT, Felicity VEAR, France, 95

Genetic analysis of the sunflower downy mildew resistance gene Pl2. 
Felicity VEAR, Denis TOURVIEILLE de LABROUHE, Sylvie ROCHE, Marie-Claude BONIFACE, Amandine BORDAT, Patrick VINCOURT, France, 96

Performance evaluation of different sunflower lines and hybrids (Helianthus annus) against Verticillium dahliae. 
Paola S. Verón, Antonio Ivancovich, Argentina, 97 

Susceptibility of sunflower breeding material to Alternaria sp.
Karolina Vrandecic, Drazenka Jurkovic, Jasenka Cosic, Tomislav Duvnjak, Jelena Postic, Croatia, 98 

Biparental QTL and Association Mapping for Sclerotinia Head Rot Resistance in Cultivated Sunflower.
Jeremías Zubrzycki, Corina Fusari, Carla Maringolo, Julio DiRienzo, Gerardo Cervigni, Verónica Nishinakamasu, Carla Filippi Carolina Troglia, Facundo Quiroz, Daniel Álvarez, Alberto Escande, Esteban Hopp, Ruth Heinz, Verónica Lía, Norma Paniego, Argentina, 99

2 - Physiology 

Molecular markers associated with leaf expansion response to water deficit conditions.
Alberdi Ignacio, Pereyra-Irujo Gustavo, Zambelli Andrés, Kaspar Marcos, Feingold Sergio, Álvarez Daniel, Aguirrezábal Luis, Argentina, 103

Temperature during grain filling affects grain weight and oil concentration in sunflower hybrid both directly and through the reduction of radiation interception.
Patricia Angeloni, María Mercedes Echarte, Luis Aguirrezábal, Argentina, 104

Can the intraplant pollen offer be related with fruit set failures in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)? Studies in modern hybrids and cross-pollinated varieties.
Valentina Astiz, Andrea Flemmer, Luis F. Hernández, Argentina, 105

Modeling of environmental causes of hybrid by sowing date interaction in sunflower: a statistical approach.
Igor Balalic, Miroslav Zoric, Jovan Crnobarac, Vladimir Miklic V, Velimir Radic, Serbia, 106 

The effect of maternal environment on sunflower (Helianthus annuus) achenes dormancy level at harvest: the thermal environment.
Paula Bodrone, Diego Batlla, Verónica Rodríguez, Sebastian Arisnabarreta, Argentina, 107

Production of phytohormones in stressed and inoculated sunflower seedlings.
Castillo P, Escalante M, Gallardo M, Masciarelli O, Abdala G, Alemano S. Argentina, 108

Variability in salt tolerance mechanisms in sunflower.
Gabriel Ceccoli, Maria Eugenia Senn, Bustos, D., Ortega, L., Córdoba, A., Vegett, A., E. Taleisnik, Argentina, 109 

Photosynthetic consequences of Phomopsis helianthi on two sunflower hybrids: analysis and modelling.
Myriam Desanlis, P. Maury, J.N. Aubertot, L. Lagarrigue, Philippe Debaeke, France, 111

Carbon allocated to sunflower grains provide a framework to understand oil fatty acid composition regulation by post flowering assimilate availability.
Echarte María M., Alberdi Ignacio, Aguirrezábal Luis A.N., Argentina, 112 

Antioxidant activity and physiological bases of recovery from cold stress.
Ernesta Andrea Fabio, María del Cármen Díaz Goldfarb, Argentina, 113

Maternal effect on response of oleic acid content to temperature in high oleic sunflower.
Claudio Ferfuia, Maurizio Turi, Gian Paolo Vannozzi, Italy, 114

Evaluation of Argentine wild sunflower biotypes for drought stress during reproductive stage.
Ivana Fernández Moroni, Matías Fraysse, Alejandro Presotto , Miguel Cantamutto, Argentina, 115

Spatial variability of cadmium absorption in intact roots of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).
Marie-Aline Laporte, Laurence Denaix, Sylvie Dauguet, Francis Flenet, Stéphane Thunot, Christophe Nguyen, France, 117

Timing of morphological and histological development of sunflower fruit. A description model with practical implicances.
Lilia I, Lindström, Luis F. Hernández, Argentina, 118 

Changes in source-sink relationships during grain-filling and its effects on sunflower root system viability and canopy functionality.
Sebastian Lisanti, Juan Manuel Cabarcos, Antonio J. Hall, Claudio Chimenti, Argentina, 119

Influence of water deficit and canopy senescence pattern on sunflower root functionality during the grain-filling phase.
Sebastian Lisanti, Rodolfo Datsira, Antonio J. Hall and Claudio Chimenti, Argentina, 120

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) leaf senescence analysis by a physiological and molecular approach.
Sebastián Moschen, Paula Fernández, Sofia Bengoa Luoni, Norma Paniego, Luis Aguirrezábal, Guillermo Dosio, Ruth A. Heinz, Argentina, 121 

Influence of substrate, chemical treatment and length of storage on sunflower seed germination.
Jelena Mrda, Jovan Crnobarac, Velimir Radic, Nenad Dušanic, Boško Dedic, Sreten Terzic, Vladimir Miklic, Serbia, 122

Quantitative determination of the contribution of photosynthetic cotyledons on growth of sunflower seedlings.
Mariana , C. Petersen , Mónica L. Murcia, Natalia Clemente , Francisco J. Cardinali, Argentina 123

Effect of maternal environment on sunflower fruit dormancy (Helianthus annuus): photoperiod and incident radiation.
Pizzorno, L., Batlla, D., López Pereira, M., Argentina, 124

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seed dormancy period: a comparison between two hybrids.
María Celia Romano, Arnaldo Norberto Vázquez, Amelia Bertero de Romano, Argentina, 126 

Correlation between the responses of leaf expansion and hypocotyl elongation to water deficit in sunflower (Heliantus annuus L.) genotypes.
Natalia E Sato, Gustavo Pereyra Irujo, Cecilia M Creus, Luis A N Aguirrezabal, Argentina, 127 

Growth kinetics at early stages of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) under soil compaction.
Virginie Mirleau-Thebaud, Javier David Scheine, Jean Dayde, France, 128

Wilting contributes to genotypic differences in the response of transpiration rate to soil drying.
Luciano Velázquez, Ignacio Alberdi, Luis Aguirrezábal, Gustavo Pereyra Irujo, Argentina, 129

3– Herbicide Resistance

Effect of cytochrome P450s inhibitors on imidazolinone resistance in sunflower.
Gabriela Breccia, Mercedes Gil, Tatiana Vega, Roxana Zorzoli, Liliana Picardi, Graciela Nestares, Argentina, 133

Invasive helianthus interference in an imi sunflower crop.
Mauricio Casquero, Ana Julia Luisoni, Karen Kiehr, Miguel Cantamutto, Argentina, 134

Laboratory method for detection of tribenuron-methyl resistant sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)
Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Ivana Imerovski, Dragana Miladinovic, Sinisa Jocic, Goran Malidza, Gordana Surlan-Momirovic, Vladimir Miklic, Serbia, 135

Soil-less bioassay for the identification of plants carrying different imidazolinone-tolerant alleles in sunflower.
Mercedes Gil, Gabriela Breccia, Tatiana Vega, Mariano Bulos, Carlos Sala, Graciela Nestares, Argentina, 136

Genetic quality control in Clearfield Plus sunflower hybrids.
Sergio Katz , Sebastian Bravo , Mariano Bulos , Carlos A. Sala, Argentina, 137

Improved weed Control in Clearfield-Plus Sunflowers with superior herbicide solutions.
Matthias Pfenning, Siyuan Tan, Juan Perez-Brea, Germany/USA/Argentina, 138

Sensibility to AHAS inhibitors in progenies of wild Helianthus annuus hybridized to a CL sunflower cultivar.
Alejandro Presotto, Ramón Gigon, Juan Pablo Renzi1, Mónica Poverene, Miguel Cantamutto, Argentina, 139

Relative tolerance, stability, and reliability of two herbicide tolerance traits in sunflower.
Carlos A. Sala, Mariano Bulos, Brigitte Weston, Argentina/ USA, 140

Imisun tolerance is the result of the interaction between target and non-target tolerance mechanisms.
Carlos A. Sala, Mariano Bulos, Emiliano Altieri & María Laura Ramos, Argentina, 141

Yield and Oil Improvements in Clearfield® Plus Sunflowers.
Brigitte Weston, Matthias Pfenning, Juan Perez-Brea, Siyuan Tan, Gregory McNevin, Dale Carlson, Amelia Bertero de Romano, Celia Romano, Mariano Bulos, Carlos Sala, USA/Germany/Argentina, 142

Sunflower Tolerance and Weed Control from Pyroxasulfone.
Rich Zollinger, Phillip W. Stahlman, Brian Jenks, Michael Moechnig, Brian Olson, Dallas E. Peterson, Curtis R. Thompson, USA, 143

4– Markets

Challenges for the Sunflower Oil Market for 2020.
Dominguez Brando, Jorge*, Sarquis, Alejandra V., Argentina

Oleic Sunflower production: current situation and trends for the future
Françoise Labalette, Pierre Jouffret, André Merrien, France, 147

Current uses and markets of the French Sunflower production.
Françoise Labalette, Yann Raoul, France, 148

Socio-environmental impacts of sunflower production as feedstock for biodiesel in southern Minas Gerais, Brasil.
N. P. Ramos, C. C. A. Buschinelli, L.P. Fontes, H. B. Vieira, C. Castro Leite, Brasil, 149

5 – Breeding 

Feasibility of keeping F1 interspecific sunflower hybrids.
Jovanka Atlagic, Sreten Terzic, Radovan Marinkovic, Siniša Jocic, Vladimir Miklic, Serbia, 153

IRAPs as a tool for molecular breeding of sunflower.
Mariano Bulos, María Laura Ramos, Emiliano Altieri & Carlos A. Sala, Argentina, 154

Phenotypic characterization of Helianthus annuus and H. petiolaris agrestal biotypes.
Mauricio Casquero and Miguel Cantamutto, Argentina, 155 

Contribution of interspecific hybridization to the sunflower breeding.
Michail Christov, Bulgaria, 156

Sunflower tolerance to aluminum.
César de Castro, Larissa Alexandra Cardoso Moraes, Adilson de Oliveira Júnior, Regina Maria Villas Bôas de Campos Leite, Fábio Alvares de Oliveira, Bruna Wurr Rodak, Brazil, 157

Breeding and genetic studies on vitamin E content in sunflower seeds.
Lidia Del Moral, José M. Fernández-Martínez, Leonardo Velasco, Begoña Pérez-Vich, Spain, 158

Genetic and environmental effects of some traits of ornamental value in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)
Divita ME, Salaberry MT, Echeverría MM, Rodríguez RH, Argentina, 159

Hybrid Sunflower Breeding in VNIIMK (Russia)
Sergey Gontcharov, Russia, 160

Combining ability in sunflower lines.
González, J.; Mncuso, N. Alvarez, D. ; Ludueña, P.; Argentina, 161

Structure of wild annual sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) accessions based on agro-morphological traits.
Hamidreza Nooryazdan,, Hervé Serieys, Roberto Baciliéri, Jacques David, André Bervillé, Iran/France, 162

Mode of inheritance and combining ability for seed yield and morphophisiological components of yield in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).
Nada Hladni, Siniša Jocic, Vladimir Miklic, Velimir Radic, Dragan Škoric, Serbia, 163

Characteristics of some hybrid progenies produced by crossing of Helianthus annuus L. with H. maximiliani Schrader.
Miroslava Hristova-Cherbadzi, Michail Christov, Daniela Valkova, Bulgaria, 164

Estimation of combining abilities in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)
Sinisa Jocic*, Sandra Cvejic, Mihajlo Ciric, Nada Hladni, Dragana Miladinovic, Vladimir Miklic, Ilija Radeka, Serbia, 165

2012 Update: New Sunflower Genetic Resources in the US National Sunflower Collection and Potential Use for Crop Improvement.
Laura Fredrick Marek, Charles C. Block, Candice C. A. Gardner, USA, 166

Application of different methods in the determination of heritability of some quantitative traits in the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) sinthetic NS-S-1.
Radovan Marinkovic, Milan Jockovic, Ana Marjanovic-Jeromela, Jovanka Atlagic, Dragana Miladinovic, Velimir Radic, Serbia, 167

Towards dihaploid production in sunflower - Selection of regeneration medium.
Dragana Miladinovic, Branislav Kovacevic, Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Ivana Imerovski, Sinisa Jocic, Sandra Cvejic, Vladimir Miklic, Serbia, 168

Association mapping of drought tolerance in sunflower: phenotypic and genetic characterization of INTA inbred lines.
Maria Valeria Moreno, Corina M. Fusari, Verónica Nishinakamasu, Daniel Alvarez, Julio Di Rienzo, Esteban Hopp, Ruth Heinz, Norma Paniego, Verónica V. Lia, Argentina, 169

Breeding for resistance to various biotic stresses in sunflower through wide hybridization and biotechnological tools.
Sujatha Mulpuri, India, 170

Sequential evaluation for resistance to three characters in sunflower seedlings.
Silvana Maria Piubello, Santiago Renteria, Argentina, 171

Phenotypic and molecular prospection of reduced height sunflower germplasm.
María Laura Ramos, Emiliano Altieri, Mariano Bulos & Carlos A. Sala, Argentina, 172. 

Flowering phenology and hybridization rates between cultivated varieties and weedy populations of sunflower in France.
Marie Roumet Marie, Camille Noilhan, Muriel Latreille, Marie-Hélène Muller, France, 173

Use of imidazolinone tolerance to produce male-sterile testers in sunflower breeding programs.
Carlos A. Sala, Mariano Bulos, Argentina, 174

Collection and Evaluation of Wild Perennial Helianthus pumilus Achenes for Oil Concentration and Fatty Acid Composition.
Gerald J. Seiler, Tom J. Gulya, Laura Fredrick Marek, USA, 175

Characterization of sunflower genetic resources of Turkey.
Ahmet Semsettin TAN, Ayfer TAN, Turkey, 176

6 – Crop production and management

Environmental heterogeneity at a field scale and yield: what can combinations of yield and detailed soil maps tell us and what not.
Pablo A. Calviño, Manuel Bermúdez, Cristian Redone, Argentina 

Design, assessment and improvement of crop management systems in sunflower.
Philippe Debaeke, France

Gaps between farmer and attainable yields across sunflower-growing regions of Argentina: Measurement, significance and implications.
A.J.Hall, C. Feoli, J. Ingaramo, M. Balzarini, Argentina

Sunflower No-Till Planting: Difficulties and Solutions.
Alfredo Lange, Argentina

Sunflower seed production: past, present, and perspectives
Ernesto de Estrada, Martín Vázquez, Darío Moreno, Sebastián Bravo, José Amores, Guillermo San Román, José Dodds, Amelia Bertero de Romano, Pablo Bergada, Carlos Sala, Argentina 

Plant density contribution to seed oil content: the responses of contrasting sunflower genotypes grown in multi-environmental network.
Andrianasolo Fety, Champolivier Luc, Maury Pierre, Debaeke Philippe, France, 179 

Planting date, between-row distance and population effect on grain yield and oil, stearic and oleic oilseed content on a high stearic-high oleic sunflower hybrid.
Matías Cánepa, Valeria Paccapelo, Martín Grondona, María Eugenia Bazzalo, Roberto Reid, Argentina, 180

Using a crop model to evaluate and design combinations of genotypes x management x environments that improve sunflower crop performance.
Pierre Casadebaig, Philippe Debaeke, France, 181 

Evaluation of sunflower production strategies in a supplying area of an agricultural cooperative using the simulator COLLECTO.Champolivier Luc, Debaeke Philippe, Thiard Jérôme, Thibierge Jérôme, France,182

Long-term influence of cultural practices on sunflower yields in commercial production in Serbia.
Jovan Crnobarac, Nenad Dušanic, Igor Balalic, Branko Marinkovic, Dragana Latkovic, Goran Jacimovic, Serbia, 183

Growth and development traits related to yield stability of hybrids in three dryland sunflower regions of Argentina.
Gladis A. de Caram, Oscar Valentinuz, Juan Prause, Argentina, 184

Determination of the Relationships between Oil Content and Important Yield Traits in Sunflower.
Goksel Evci, Veli Pekcan, M. Ibrahim Yilmaz, Yalcin Kaya, Turkey, 185

Estimating the conditions of sunflower crop using NDVI and Vegetation Coverage Temperature (VCT) in the Semiarid Region of La Pampa in Argentina.
Mauricio Farrell, Argentina 186.

Spatial distribution of sunflower plants and their influence on yield in an environment of high variability.
C. Ferrero, H.R. Mirassón, M.L. Faraldo, M.A. Cantamutto, J.P. Arnaiz., Argentina, 187

Yield gap causation in sunflower: First results from a remote sensing approach.
Gonzalo A. Garcia Accinelli, Gervasio Piñeiro, Martín Oesterheld, Argentina 188

Assessing yield for rainfed sunflowers in a Mediterranean environment using simulation modelling.
García-López J, Lorite IJ, García-Ruiz R, Domínguez J. Spain, 189

Site-specific Management of Plant Population Density in Sunflower Cultivation in the Semi-arid Central Region of the Argentine Pampas.
Eugenia M. Ghironi, Andrés E. Corró Molas, Adriana Gili, Argentina, 190 

Sunflower crop management in the new agronomic, environmental, social and societal context: challenges for a sustainable production in France.
Pierre Jouffret, Françoise Labalette,Vincent Lecomte, Jean-Marie Nolot, France, 191 

Is sunflower-soybean intercropping an efficient solution for increasing natural resources use efficiency and yield production?
Hélène TRIBOUILLOIS, Philippe CRISTANTE, André ESTRAGNAT, David CHAMPCLOU, Grégory VERICEL, Nathalie LANDE, Laurent BEDOUSSSAC, Eric JUSTES, France 192

Evaluating economic and technical performances of sunflower-soybean intercrop in French farming systems.
Nathalie LANDE, Pierre JOUFFRET, Hélène TRIBOUILLOIS, Philippe CRISTANTE, André ESTRAGNAT, Vincent LECOMTE, Laurent BEDOUSSAC, Eric JUSTES, France, 193

Yield determinant responses to stand structure and crop population density in sunflower.
Mónica López Pereira, Antonio J. Hall, Argenina, 194

Sunflower crop management using satellite images.
Merrien André, Fauvin Pascal, Rigal Matthieu, Stein Christian, Charlès Guillaume, France, 195 

Describing and quantifying crop management systems in order to spatialize a sunflower crop model.
Salvi Frédéric, Debaeke Philippe, Champolivier Luc, France, 196

Sunflower sowing consociated with Trifolium pratense L., Trifolium repens L. or Lotus corniculatus. A productive alternative.
Sánchez Vallduví, G.E., L.N. Tamango, M.A. Eirin, J. Gomez, R. Taus, R.D. Signorio, Argentina, 197

Influence of soil compaction and conservation tillage on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) below ground system.
Javier David Scheiner, Virginie Mirleau-Thebaud, Jean Dayde, France, 198

Effect of sowing date and plant density on sunflower yield and its main components.
Gheorghe Sin, Elena Partal, Romania, 199

Development of a coating technique in sunflower seed (Helianthus annus L.)
SOLA, S., PETIT, C., DELPIANO C., PETTAZZI J., Argentina, 200

Changes in physiological quality of encrusted sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seeds during storage.
Cyntia Szemruch, Liliana Ferrari, Argentina, 201

Systemic analysis of soil compaction and conservation tillage effect on sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) development and nutrition.
Virginie Mirleau-Thebaud, Javier David Scheiner, Jean Dayde, France, 202 

Hybrid maturity and plant population density to improve sunflower performance in Entre Ríos, Argentina. 
Oscar Valentinuz, Leonardo Coll, Jonathan Ojeda, Argentina, 203