Track 13-1: Domestication of Native Grasslands/Rangelands Plants for Regional Use

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
Proceedings edited by Organizing Committee of 2008 IGC/IRC Conference
Published by Guangdong People's Publishing House

21st International Grassland Congress/
8th International Rangeland Congress:
Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

Collection and Domestication of Rangeland Plants with Emphasis on Mongolia and China

Douglas A. Johnson, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sodnomdarjaa Jigjidsuren, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolia
Anlin Gu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Genetic Resources of Rangeland Plants for Extreme Environment Conditions

N. I. Dzyubenko, Russian Academy of Agricultural Science, Russia

Study on Alkane Patterns of Grassland Species from the Patagonian Steppe

A. Cesa, INTA, Argentina
M. L. Bakker, UNCPBA, Argentina
C. B. Marinelli, UNCPBA, Argentina
R. E. Cepeda, UNCPBA, Argentina

Development of Pre‐Variety Germplasm of Canadian Native Grassland Species

Bruce E. Coulman, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
J. Grant McLeod, Agriculture & Agri‐Food Canada, Canada
Paul G. Jefferson, Western Beef Development Centre, Canada
Brent Wark, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Canada

Native Grasses Selected for Agriculture, Revegetation and Amenity Use in Tasmania, Australia

Doug A. Friend, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, Australia
P. L. Dolan, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, Australia

Going Native with Legumes in Rangeland Restoration, Cultivated Pasture and Prairies

Jim P. Muir, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Service
Twain J. Butler, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
W. D. Pitman, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station
J. Lloyd‐Reilley, Natural Resource Conservation Service
P. D. Maywauld, Texas A&M University Kingsville
R. T. Cragar, Natural Resource Conservation Service

Domestication of Mediterranean Annual Pasture Legumes for Australian Farming Systems

P. G. H. Nichols, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
Angelo Loi, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
B. J. Nutt, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
R. Snowball, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
Clinton K. Revell, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia

Annual Pasture Legumes for Increased Productivity of Aaline Soils in South‐Western Australia

P. G. H. Nichols, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
D. R. McClements, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
T. O. Albertsen, University of Western Australia, Australia

Bituminaria bituminosa var. albomarginata (Lancelot trefoil), a Novel Perennial Forage Legume for Low‐Rainfall Mediterranean Environments in Western Australia

D. Real, University of Western Australia, Australia
T. Albertsen, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
R. Snowball, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
John Howieson, Murdoch University, Australia
Clinton K. Revell, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
M. Ewing, University of Western Australia, Australia
Enrique Correal, Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario, Spain
P. Mendez, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias, Spain
S. Rios, Alicante University, Spain

Germination and Early Growth of Slickspot Peppergrass (Lepidium papilliferum) as Affected by Desert Soil Humic Acids

E. Loffredo, University of Bari, Italy
A. J. Palazzo, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
N. Senesi, University of Bari, Italy
C. E. Clapp, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Native Plant Development and Restoration Program for the Great Basin, USA

N. L. Shaw, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Michael Pellant, Bureau of Land Management
P. Olwell, Bureau of Land Management
S. L. Jensen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
E. D. McArthur, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sericea Lespedeza‐-a Natural Dewormer for Sheep and Goats

Thomas H. Terrill, Fort Valley State University

Different Scales of Adaptive Diversity in Austrodanthonia — a Case Against Domestication

Cathy M. Waters, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Gavin J. Melville, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Ronald B. Hacker, Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Domestication of Native Plant Species for Seed Production and Planting in Arctic and Sub‐Arctic Alaska

S. J. Wright, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Genetic Relationships among Domestic and Introduced Varieties of Alfalfa

L. Q. Chen, Gansu Agricultural University, China
S. L. Shi, Gansu Agricultural University, China
X. T. Zhang, Gansu Agricultural University, China

Growth Response of Alfalfa Cultivars and Change in Soil Nutrient Availability by Lime Application in Acid Soils

Yanjun Guo, Southwest University, China
Jianguo Huang, Southwest University, China
Jianguo Han, China Agricultural University, China

Renovation of Annual Grassland in Japan by Volunteer Grasses

Kentarou Ikeda, National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region, Japan
Keisuke Hayashi, Kyushu University, Japan
Takafumi Gotoh, Kyushu University, Japan
Masataka Shimojo, Kyushu University, Japan
Yasuhisa Masuda, Kyushu University, Japan

Study on Determinate and Indeterminate Growth Habit of Alfalfa

Jinhua Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xinshi Lu, Beijing Forestry University, China
Jishan Chen, Gansu Agricultural University, China

Review and Prospect of Forage Germplasm Resource Protection in China

Xiaofang Li, National Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service, China

Morphological Variation among Alfalfa Cultivars with Different Cold Hardiness

Xiangping Liu, Heilongjiang August First Land Reclamation University, China
Mutsuyasu Ito, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Guowen Cui, Niigata University, Japan
Tsuyoshi Okajima, Northeast Agricultural University, China

Conservation, Distribution, and Utilization of Pasture and Rangeland Plant Genetic Resources

Gary A. Pederson, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Melanie Harrison-Dunn, U.S. Department of Agriculture
J. Brad Morris, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Adaptability of Cleistogenes songorica to Drought Stress

Tao Qu, Lanzhou University, China
Zhibiao Nan, Lanzhou University, China

Forage Potential of Legumes Native to Sub‐Tropical Southeastern USA

Kenneth H. Quesenberry, University of Florida
J. M. Dampier, University of Florida
E. Valencia, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Antioxidant Activity, Vitamin Profiles and Polyphenol Contents of Pasture Grasses and Legumes, Herbs and Wild Plants for Improved Animal Products

Y. Tamura, National Agricultural Research Centre for Tohoku Region, Japan
H. Sano, Iwate University, Japan
T. Masumizu, Sojo University, Japan
K. Yamaki, Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Science, Japan
M. Al‐Mamun, Iwate University, Japan

Comparison of Productivity among Alfalfa Varieties with Different Fall Dormancy

Chengzhang Wang, Henan Agricultural University, China
Xuebing Yan, Henan Agricultural University, China
Yuxia Guo, Henan Agriculture University, China
Yongge Gao, Henan Provincial Forage and Feed Technology Extension Service, China
Yanhua Wang, Henan Provincial Forage and Feed Technology Extension Service, China

Genetic Diversity of Elymus sibiricus L. in the Eastern Qinghai‐Tibet Plateau of China Detected by SRAP Markers

Jiajun Yan, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Shiqie Bai, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Xiao Ma, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Changbing Zhang, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Minghong You, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China

Verification of Germplasm Source and Status by Seed Certifying Agencies as Native Plants Are Collected and Cultivated

Stanford A. Young, Utah State University

Partnerships for Developing Regional Native Seed Sources for Use in Restoration

Berta Youtie, Eastern Oregon Stewardship Services

Fractions of Crude Protein in Soybean Ecotypes and Cultivars

Guiyu Zhai, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Yixin Shen, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Xinbao Liu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Huixin Jiang, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

The Endemic Forages of Gramineae in Mongolian Plateau

Chen Shan, Inner Mongolia Normal University, China
Sachurina, Central University of Nationalities, China

Breeding Sustainable Forages for Alpine Areas in Qinghai Province

K. De Bruijn, Royal Barenbrug Group, The Netherlands
Q. P. Zhou, Qinghai Academy of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, China
G. Liang, Qinghai Academy of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, China
H. Yan, Qinghai Academy of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, China
L. Fang, Royal Barenbrug Group, The Netherlands
Y. Ji, Qinghai Academy of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, China

The Effect of Trimming and Fertilizing on the Rejuvenation of Setaria sphacielata cv. Narok

Jufen Deng, Pasture and Feed Station of Yunnan Province, China
Bizhi Huang, Beef Cattle and Pasture Research Center of Yunnan Province, China
Jun Yin, Pasture and Feed Station of Yunnan Province, China
Hao Tang, Pasture and Feed Station of Yunnan Province, China

Morphological and Biological Variation of the Self Progeny of Pennisetum purpureum

Chenglong Ding, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hongru Gu, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Nengxiang Xu, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Analysis of C‐Banding and Karyotype of Chromosome of Two Galega Species

Hongwen Gao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xinyu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zan Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Vigna luteola and Vigna longifolia: The Potential of Local Ecotypes from Humid Rangelands of Southern Brazil

Hermes Benedete, University of Southern Santa Catarina, Brazil
Abdon Schmitt, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Fabio Martins, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Alden Nacimanto, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Hemarthria compressa in Southwest China

Linkai Huang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Yangjie Yi, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xiao Ma, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Fang Li, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Factors Influencing Adoption of Cattle Excreta Management Practices for Improved Elephant Grass (Pennisetum purpureum) Production by Smallholder Dairy Farmers

Fred Kabi, Makerere University, Uganda
F. B. Bareeba, Makerere University, Uganda

Effect of Temperature Changes on Germination of Three Range Grass Species and Implication for Their Conservation

E. C. Kirwa, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
W. N. Mnene, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
E. N. Muthiani, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
P. Mweki, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya

Selections and Characters of L‐Hydroxyoroline Resistant Medicago sativa L. Varieties

Hong Li, Farming Research Institute, China
Bo Li, Qiqihar University, China

Genetic Diversity of Medicago Ruthenica in Inner Mongolia on Using SSR Markers

Hongyan Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhiyong Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Fugui Mi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Xinxiong Lu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hongmei Ning, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Wengui Shi, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xingyou Li, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China

Evaluation of Germplasm of Leymus chinensis in North of China

Gongshe Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Z. P. Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Tolerance to Copper Stress in Elephantgrass (Pennisetum purpureum) under Soil Culture

Xinghua Liu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Yixing Shen, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Yujiao He, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Chenglong Ding, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qingsheng Cai, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Comparison of Natural and Cultivated Iris Species from Mongolian Rangelands and Their DNA Sequences

S. Lkhagvasuren, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia
L. Enkhtuya, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia
Ts. Munkhzul, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia

Tropical Forage Meals: An Alternative for Sustainable Monogastric Species Production

Lourdes Savón, Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Cuba
Idania Scull, Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Cuba
L. E. Dihigo, Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Cuba
Madeleidy Martínez, Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Cuba
Anayansi Albert, Facultad Agropecuaria de la Montaña Escambray, Cuba
Liliam Leiva, Centro de Investigaciones de Bioalimentos, Cuba

Boehmeria nivea: Biomass Production of a Promising Forage Species

Iván Lenin Montejo Sierra, Estación Experimental de Pastos y Forrajes, Cuba
Onel López Vigoa, Estación Experimental de Pastos y Forrajes, Cuba
Nidia Amador Domínguez, Estación Experimental de Pastos y Forrajes, Cuba
Idania Scull, Instituto de Ciencia Animal, Cuba
Jantje Hannover

Brachiaria Hybrids: Their Origin and Potential Forage Use

Esteban A. Pizarro, Grupo Papalotla, Mexico
Michael D. Hare
John W. Miles

Physio‐Ecological Responses of Different Elymus dahuricus and Elymus sibiricus to Soil Drought Stress

J. Qi, Gansu Agricultural University, China
H. Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhu Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Classification and Genetic Diversity of Spike‐Drooping Germplasm of Elymus from Different Ecoregions in China

J. Qi, Gansu Agricultural University, China
H. S. Lu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
H. Q. Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhu Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Organization, Integration and Shared Utilization of Forage Germplasm Resources

Wengui Shi, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Zhiyong Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hongyan Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xingyou Li, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China

Establishment and Optimization of the ISSR‐PCR Reaction System in Stipa krylovii

Xiaoqing Sui, China Agricultural University, China
Kun Wang, China Agricultural University, China
Shuhua Zheng, China Agricultural University, China
Li Lin, China Agricultural University, China