Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Livestock
TimelineStart Date: 1 June 2011 | End Date: 1 June 2017
CIAT’s Brachiaria breeding program aims to develop and release superior apomictic genotypes as commercial cultivars that will be adopted by farmers in the tropics. Through repeated cycles of hybridization and selection, the program seeks to produce apomictic hybrids with enhanced expression of resistance (antibiosis) to spittlebugs, tolerance to combined stress factors (aluminum and drought), high commercial seed yield, resistance to Rhizoctonia foliar blight, forage of high nutritional quality, high forage yield, and tolerance to waterlogging.
Tagsbrachiaria, Drought, rhizoctonia, waterlogging
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