Grass root turn-over for improved soil hydrology to combat flooding

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dc.contributor.author Macleod, Christopher J. A.
dc.contributor.author King, Ian P.
dc.contributor.author O'Donovan, S. A.
dc.contributor.author Turner, Lesley B.
dc.contributor.author Whalley, W. R.
dc.contributor.author Humphreys, Michael W.
dc.contributor.author Haygarth, Philip M.
dc.contributor.editor Isselstein, J.
dc.contributor.editor Schelberg, J.
dc.contributor.editor Taube, F.
dc.contributor.editor Schnyder, H.
dc.contributor.editor Auerswald, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T10:38:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T10:38:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-09
dc.identifier.citation Macleod , C J A , King , I P , O'Donovan , S A , Turner , L B , Whalley , W R , Humphreys , M W , Haygarth , P M , Isselstein , J (ed.) , Schelberg , J (ed.) , Taube , F (ed.) , Schnyder , H (ed.) & Auerswald , K (ed.) 2011 , ' Grass root turn-over for improved soil hydrology to combat flooding ' pp. 764-766 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 174740
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7022
dc.description Humphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., O'Donovan, S. A., Macleod, C. J. A., King, I. P., Whalley, W. R., Haygarth, P. M. (2010). Grass root turn-over for improved soil hydrology to combat flooding   Grassland Science in Europe, Vol 15, Oral Presentation: Grassland in a changing world. Proceedings of the 23rd General meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Kiel, Germany, 29 August - 2 September 2010, Schnyder, H., Isselstein, J., Taube, F., Auerswald, K., Schelberg, J. et al. (Eds). European Grassland Federation, 764-766 en
dc.description.abstract A Lolium perenne × Festuca pratensis cultivar demonstrates rapid and extensive root growth, in excess of either its parent species. Root turn-over at depth in the soil has a major effect on soil structure and porosity and thereby aids water retention and flood control improving water quality by mitigating against run-off of diffuse sediment and nutrients. Improved soil water retention together with increased root development at depth also improves access to scarce water resources and reduces impacts from drought stress when the water supply may be limited. We demonstrate heterosis between Lolium and Festuca gene sequences capable of providing grasslands with new multifunctional capabilities providing safeguards against flooding and improved food security with increased crop resilience to climate change. We identify QTL in Festulolium relevant to root growth and turn-over. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title Grass root turn-over for improved soil hydrology to combat flooding en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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