Genotype Characterists of Hazel (Corylus avelana L.) Fertilization in the Ecological Conditions of the Banja Luka Region

 Coordinator: Prof Dr Nikola Mićić

Supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska as part of the  support programme for the projects with young researchers
Implementation Time: 2010-2012
Knowing the process of pollination and fertilization in commercially interesting genotypes in given environmental conditions is the basis for designing the varietal composition for the optimal function of the realization of bearing potential in hazel orchards. Lack of knowledge of these processes as well as genotype characteristics under given environmental conditions of cultivation are the main reason for not having the hazel as fruit culture in this area.
The research goal is a histocytological study of: the dynamics of ovarian meristem differentiation in mixed female buds, the emersion of the thread-like stigmas at the top of the bud, anthers dusting, the formation of spermatic quiescent structure in ovarian meristems, ovule differentiation, the constitution of embryon sacs capable of fertilization, and the development of embryos within defined genotypes.
One of the key contributions of the project is a scientific training of young researchers with expert knowledge and ability to develop economically sustainable production of hazelnuts in the Republic of Srpska, as well as to form a genotype database for genetic studies and hazel selection.
Ilic P., Micic N., Production characteristics of the fruit of hazel (Corylus avellana L.), cultivars grown in terms of Banja Luka region, Book of abstracts II International symposium and XVIII scentifics conference of agronomist of Republic of Srpska, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 26-29, 2013, 299.

Ilić, P. (2012): Morfološke karakteristike polena lijeske (Corylus avellana L.) kod genotipova gajenih u uslovima Banje Luke, 5. naučno –stručni skup „Studenti u susret nauci“ sa međunarodnim učešćem, 22.-25. novembar 2012., Banja Luka , Knjiga sažetaka, str. 114.