Track 13-2: 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

Evaluation of the Performance of Seventeen Varieties of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L)

Yan Sun, China Agricultural University, China
Qingchuan Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Blooming Characteristics of Lespedeza Hedysaroides

Q. Z. Sun, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
S. F. Zhao, Inner Mongolia Linxi County Grassland Station, China
L. J. Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Z. R. Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Prospects of Triticale as Fodder and Feed in Farming of Bangladesh

N. Tabassum, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
M. R. Uddin, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
U. S. Gim, Chungnam National University, South Korea

Evaluation of Native Ecotypes and Modern Cultivars of Grasses and Legumes in Mongolia

D. Tumenjargal, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
D. Namkhai, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolia
B. Turtogtokh, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolia
N. Enkhtuya, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolia
L. Bayarmaa, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolia
D. Lkhagvasuren, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Mongolia
Sodnomdarjaa Jigjidsuren, Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, Mongolia

Morphological Diversity of Puccinellia tenuiflora and Its Relationship with the Environment in Song Neng Plain

Hongzhu Yu, Northeast Normal University, China
Ankai Xu, Jilin Academy of Agriculture Science, China
Deli Wang, Northeast Normal University, China

Genetic Diversity Analysis of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides from Stylo and Anthracnose Resistant Breeding

Kexian Yi, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, China
Junsheng Huang, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, China

Study on Hybrid Selective Breeding of High Quality Variety — Medicago sativa L. cv. Xinduo

Zhizhong Yang, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Sciences, China
Aikebar, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Sciences, China
Jie Li, Xinjiang Academy of Sciences, China
Ming Din, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Sciences, China

Investigation on Genetic Diversity in Subgenus Eospalax of Myospalax Genus Using Cytochrome B Gene Sequences of Gansu Province

Hongshan Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xiaoqin He, Gansu Forestry Planning & Designing Academy, China
Genzhu Chang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Study on Genetic Diversity of Wild Lespedeza Germplasm Resources

W. H. Yan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Z. Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
T. Y. XiLin, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Domestication of Leymus paboanus (Claus) Pilger

Dusu Wen, Agriculture Academy, Inner Mongolia, China
Hailian Sun, Agriculture Academy, Inner Mongolia, China
Chunli Bai, Agriculture Academy, Inner Mongolia, China
A. Lata, Agriculture Academy, Inner Mongolia, China

A Comparative Test of Melilotoides ruthenica Experimental Varieties

Zhaolan Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Jiancai Du, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Lili Zhao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Huifang Hu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Wanguang Shi, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Feixue Zhu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yanyan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xiaotao Mao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Morphological Variation of Sickle Alfalfa (Medicago falcata L.) in China

J. Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
S. Lu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Y. Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
H. Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
H. Liu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Analysis of Genetic Diversity in Alfalfa with Molecular Markers

Zhenwu Wei, Yangzhou University, China
Xiaoli Geng, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Zhanhua Yang, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Linyou Lu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Yan Zhao, Gansu Agricultural University, China

Studies on the Salt Tolerance Compensatory Growth Characteristics of Elytrigia elongata

Liujun Wen, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jin Yi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Shunji Piao, Inner Mongolia University, China
Hao Zhang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jia Xu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Physiological Responses to Salt Stress at Seedling Stage in Festuca

Xinming Wu, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of Shanxi Province, China
Y. Q. Wang, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of Shanxi Province, China
J. N. Liu, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of Shanxi Province, China
P. Guo, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of Shanxi Province, China
Y. Zhang, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of Shanxi Province, China
H. W. Chi, Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science of Shanxi Province, China

Study on the Adaptability of Brachiaria spp. in Subtropical Region of Fujian

X. H. Luo, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Y. S. Lin, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Z. Y. Ying, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China

Aboveground Biomass Production of Switchgrass and Sainfoin on Loess Plateau of China

B. C. Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
F. M. Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
L. Shan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Genetic Diversity among Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Cultivars Using ISSR Markers

J. R. Yu, Southwest University, China
D. Q. Liu, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
L. M. Chen, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
K. Z. Li, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China
Yongxiong Yu, Southwest University, China

Developing New Germplasm by Wide Hybridization within Triticeae Grasses

Jinfeng Yun, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jianhua Hou, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Zhuo Yu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Zaozhe Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Study on Gliadin Diversity Trait of Elymus nutans L. in the Northwestern Plateau of Sichuan Province

Jianbo Zhang, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Shiqie Bai, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China

Genetic Diversity of Orchardgrass Germplasm Detected by Molecular Markers

Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Bing Zeng, Southwest University, China
Yan Peng, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Ying Lan, Southwest University, China

Generation and Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) from the Drought‐Tolerant Species Cleistogenes songorica

J. Y. Zhang, Lanzhou University, China
Y. R. Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Zhibiao Nan, Lanzhou University, China

Salinity Effects on Plant Growth, Photosynthesis, and Ion Content of Covered and Naked Oat

Guiqin Zhao, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Baoluo Ma, Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada, Canada

Ecotypic Research and Applied Value of the Forage Germplasm Resources

Laixi Zhao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yuqing Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Ying De, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Chunbo Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Distribution Law and Utilizable Potentialities of Three Kinds of Clover Germplasm Resources in Xinjiang

Laixi Zhao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yuqing Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Chunbo Xu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Ying De, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Analysis of Phylogenetic Relationship in the Tribe Triticeae Using EST‐SSR

Yan Zhao, Shandong Agricultural University, China
Sishen Li, Shandong Agricultural University, China
Fanmei Kong, Shandong Agricultural University, China

Genetic Variance of Wild Agrostis stolonifera L. Germplasm Resources Based on the Peroxidase Isoenzyme

Li Zhong, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Youmin Gan, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Chengbin Tang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Resource of Dactylis glomerata in the Transverse Mountainous Area in the Southwest China

Sheng Zhong, Yunnan Beef Cattle and Pasture Research Center, China
Shiming Xue, Yunnan Beef Cattle and Pasture Research Center, China
Bizhi Huang, Yunnan Beef Cattle and Pasture Research Center, China

Biological and Economical Characteristics of Galega orientalis Lam

Zhongsheng Zhi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Wanquan Lian, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jianguang Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Weihua Gao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Yajun Zhi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Domesticating Australian Native Legumes for Pastures: A Case Study in Cullen

Richard G. Bennett, University of Western Australia, Australia
M. H. Ryan, University of Western Australia, Australia
T. D. Colmer, University of Western Australia, Australia
Daniel Real, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia

Dynamic Changes of Tannin Contents in Five Varieties of Tropical Leguminous Forages at Different Growth Stages and Their Responses to Fertilization

Y. B. Huang, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Z. T. Chen, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
E. Chen, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
B. Q. Weng, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
J. G. Zheng, Fujian Agriculture and Forest University, China

Wildland Collection, Population Development, and Genetic Manipulation of Native Rangeland Grasses in the Intermountain West USA in Accordance with the AOSCA Pre‐Variety Germplasm System

Thomas A. Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Study on Quality of 22 Alfalfa Varieties in Hebei Lowland Plain

Yuan Li, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, China
Haiming Zhao, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, China
Nan Xie, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, China
Guibo Liu, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, China

Seed and Seedling Responses of Genotype of Bromus, Agropyron Fusarium avenaceum and F. graminearum in Laboratory and Natural Condition

Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Iran

The Agronomic Characteristics of Agropyron spp. Germplasm in Semi‐Steppe Region of Iran

Mansour Mesdaghi, University of Agricultural Sciences, Iran
Masoume Amirkhani, University of Agricultural Sciences, Iran

A Genetic Diversity Analysis of Wild Caragana korshinskii Based on Allozyme and AFLP

Zan Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xuemin Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hongwen Gao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Development and Genetic Analysis of a Mapping Population on Medicago truncatula

Zhenwu Wei, Yangzhou University, China
Zhanhua Yang, Yangzhou University, China
Lifang Zhang, Yangzhou University, China

Wild Populations of Red Clover and Their Agro‐Morphological Characteristics in Latvia Climate Conditions

B. Jansone, Research Institute of Agriculture, Latvia
A. Jansons, Research Institute of Agriculture, Latvia
L. Tiltina, Research Institute of Agriculture, Latvia

The Introduct and Comparision Experiment of Clover

Chenqiong Li, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Tianqiong Luo, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China

Stolon Characteristic of Hemarthria Compressa in the Southwest of China

Jinping Liu, China West Normal University, China
Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

An Investigation on Some Ecological Characteristics of Ziziphus spina chirsti (L.) in Southern Iran

A. R. Mahmoodi, University of Agricultural Sciences, Iran
Mansour Mesdaghi, University of Agricultural Sciences, Iran
Masoume Amirkhani, University of Agricultural Sciences, Iran
E. Kargari, University of Agricultural Sciences, Iran

Efficiency of Water Use by Cactus Pear (Opuntia spp.)

Hennie A. Snyman, University of the Free State, South Africa

Methods of Investigating Natural Resources of Grassland

Georges Métailié, CNRS, France