Adaptability and stability of canola hybrids in different sowing dates


  • Luiz Henrique Lima Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Alessandro Braccini Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Carlos Scapim Universidade Estadual de Maringá
  • Gleberson Piccinin Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia
  • Raissa Ponce Universidade Estadual de Londrina


Brassica napus L., Oil content, Productivity


Canola is an important crop in the world market, mainly for its oil being used for human consumption and biodiesel production, being a great economical option for the farmer, which are the reasons to the increase in its cultivation in Brazil. This study aimed to evaluate the adaptability and stability of canola hybrids, depending on the sowing dates. The canola hybrids (Hyola 61, Hyola 76, Hyola 411 and Hyola 433) were evaluated in three sowing dates (04/10, 04/25 and 05/10) in the agricultural years of 2013 and 2014, under a randomized complete block design with five repetitions. The response variables analyzed were seed yield and oil content. Adaptability and stability of the hybrids were evaluated by three methods: Wricke’s ecovalence (1962); confidence index (Annicchiarico, 1992) and method of maximum ideal deviation (Lin and Binns, 1988). The methodology proposed by Wricke (1962) highlighted as stable the hybrids Hyola 61 for seed yield and Hyola 411 for oil content. In the methodology proposed by Lin and Binns (1988) and Annicchiarico (1992), the hybrids with higher general adaptability and stability were Hyola 411 and 433. These hybrids presented the highest means for seed yield and oil content with predictable and responsive behavior to changes in sowing dates tested in the region of Maringá - PR.