Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Crops
TimelineStart Date: 1 January 2011 | End Date: 31 December 2011
The principal objective of the Brachiaria breeding program at CIAT is to develop and release superior apomictic genotypes as commercial cultivars that will achieve adoption by farmers in the tropics. To date, two cultivars have been released under the names of Mulato and Mulato II. Mulato II has better spittlebug resistance than Mulato, is more drought tolerant, and has significantly greater seed yield.
Tagsbrachiaria, comercial cultivars, crop breeding, Drought, pest and disease management, resistance
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