Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 72, No 3 (2007)

Influence of Storage Condition on Seed Oil Content of Maize, Soybean and Sunflower

Branimir ŠIMIĆ, Ruža POPOVIĆ, Aleksandra SUDARIĆ, Vlatka ROZMAN, Irma KALINOVIĆ, Jasenka ĆOSIĆ

Pages: 211-213


The study was aimed to examine the changes in seed oil content in different genotypes of maize, soybean and sunflower from 2002 to 2006, in two types of storage conditions which differ in air temperature and humidity: 25°C/75% and 12°C/60%, respectively. Aff ected by storage longevity, in average, seed oil content decreased by 0.82% in maize, 2.19% in soybean and 8.53% in sunflower. Differences in oil content affected by storage longevity were significant among tested crops and genotypes within crops. Storage longevity was negatively associated with oil content. At storage conditions at 12°C/60%, decreasing of seed oil content was less by 0.55% (maize), 1.30% (soybean) and 1.75% (sunflower) than in storage conditions at 25°C/75%. In summary, the lowest seed quality losses were in maize, then in soybean and the highest losses were in sunflower. Decreasing of seed quality losses is possible with suitable storage conditions, particularly for soybean and sunflower.


oil content; genotypes; maize; soybean; sunflower; storage conditions; storage longevity

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