ARS/SCA: Genetic Improvement of Forage Grasses

Grants and Contracts Details

Description

Continued activities related to tall fescue breeding and tall fescue-endophyte research will be conducted with the goals of improving forage and seed yield, forage quality, palatability, and grazing tolerance in both endophyte-free and novel endophyte tall fescue populations. We will maintain production of high-quality seed of E+ and EF Kentucky 31 and new novel endophyte tall fescue varieties for research use by collaborators. We will conduct field studies to measure heritability of important traits in tall fescue.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/132/29/16

Funding

  • Agricultural Research Service

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