Ryegrasses

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dc.contributor.author Humphreys, M. O.
dc.contributor.author Feuerstein, Ulf
dc.contributor.author Vandewalle, Muriel
dc.contributor.author Baert, Joost
dc.contributor.editor Boller, Beat
dc.contributor.editor Posselt, Ulrich K.
dc.contributor.editor Veronesi, Fabio
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-01T08:41:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-01T08:41:25Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-14
dc.identifier.citation Humphreys , M O , Feuerstein , U , Vandewalle , M & Baert , J 2010 , ' Ryegrasses ' . in B Boller , U K Posselt & F Veronesi (eds) , Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses . 1st Edition edn , Springer New York , pp. 211-260 . , 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_10 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 165932
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6854
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6854
dc.description Humphreys, M. O., Feuerstein, U., Vandewalle, M., Baert, J. (2010). Ryegrasses, In: Handbook of Plant Breeding: Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Volume 5, Springer New York, pp. 211-260, 2010 en
dc.description.abstract In the temperate regions of the world ryegrasses comprise the main sown forage grasses of which the outbreeding perennial, Italian and Westerwolths ryegrasses are the most economically important. This chapter presents information on the origin and systematics of these forage grasses which share a high degree of genome ancestry with the cereals originating in the eastern Mediterranean basin. It considers how plant breeding has enhanced natural genetic resources to produce valuable new varieties with improved production and livestock nutrition characteristics together with increased tolerance of environmental stresses caused by biotic (pests and diseases) and abiotic (temperature, water and mineral extremes) pressures. The challenge of maintaining the optimum balance between vegetative growth and seed production is also addressed. Breeding methodologies based on traditional techniques are discussed and the integration of new biotechnologies into breeding programmes is reviewed. Breeding achievements are evaluated and future goals considered in relation to the increasingly diverse demands placed on grassland to provide ecosystem services, amenity value and systematic breeding as well as providing feed for ruminants. en
dc.format.extent 50 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer New York
dc.relation.ispartof Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses en
dc.title Ryegrasses en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_10
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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