Novel grasslands for agricultural production and flood mitigation

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gynhadleddPapuradolygiad gan gymheiriaid


As part of a five-year research programme 'SureRoot', novel Festulolium hybrid populations are being developed that, in addition to providing high forage yields, will also improve soil structure sufficiently to generate important ecosystem services such as flood mitigation. As an aid to their selection, representative genotypes from these populations are being monitored for their root growth and sequential changes over time by detailed root imaging. Significantly larger and deeper root systems were found in the Festulolium populations compared with the perennial ryegrass controls. For their agronomic performance, novel amphiploid Festulolium populations and ryegrass varieties are being assessed as monocultures and in binary mixtures with a wide range of white and red clover varieties in experimental field plots
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Nifer y tudalennau3
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 2017
Digwyddiad19th EGF Symposium 2017: Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenarios - Sardinia, Yr Eidal
Hyd: 07 Mai 201710 Mai 2017


Cynhadledd19th EGF Symposium 2017
Gwlad/TiriogaethYr Eidal
Cyfnod07 Mai 201710 Mai 2017

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