Brachiaria breeding

Published on 24 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 January 2011 | End Date: 31 December 2011

Overview

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 IIMulato II has better spittlebug resistance than Mulato, is more drought tolerant, and has significantly greater seed yield.

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