Track 14-1: Seed Science and Technology

The XXI International Grassland Congress / VIII 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

XXI International Grassland Congress/
VIII International Rangeland Congress:
Seed Science and Technology

Seed Production of Native Grassland Plants

M. Philip Rolston, AgResearch, New Zealand
Christian Huyghe, INRA, France

Effect of Sexual Reproduction and Seedling Recruitment on Vegetation Dynamics in Grasslands

Christian Huyghe, INRA, France
Isabelle Litrico, INRA, France
F. I. Martinez, INRA, France
M. Philip Rolston, AgResearch, New Zealand

Effects of Different Salts and Concentrations on Germination and Growth of Leymus chinensis

L. H. Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Z. W. Liang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H. Y. Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
M. Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
C. Yan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Z. C. Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Effects of Ingestion by Cattle on Germinability of Seeds of Three Different Browse Plants

Alaba O. Jolaosho, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
B. O. Oduguwa, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
O. M. Arigbede, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
A. O. Olanite, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Olufemi S. Onifade, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Y. U. Anele, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
G. A. Amole, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

The Effect of Temperature on Seed Dormancy in an Alpine Meadow on the Eastern Tsinghai‐Tibet Plateau

Wenlong Li, Lanzhou University, China
Jing Xu, Lanzhou Commercial College, China
Guozhen Du, Lanzhou University, China
Zizhen Li, Lanzhou University, China

Panicum maximum Seeds from Sugarcane Plantations Improves Household Incomes in Uganda

P. Lusembo, Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Uganda
C. Ebong, Mukono Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Uganda

Seed Production and Seed Quality of Brachiaria Hybrids (Mulato and Mulato II) at Different Sites of Thailand

Chaisang Phaikaew, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Pimpaporn Pholsen, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Ganda Nakamanee, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Weerapon Poonpipat, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand

Molecular Markers for Classification of Seed Collections of Lolium Cultivars

Maragret Wallace, Queens University Belfast, UK
J. Provan, Queens University Belfast, UK
Trevor J. Gilliland, Queens University Belfast, UK

The Impact of Temperature on Seed Germination in Diverse Accessions of 4 Wild Vigna Species

Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China
J. Hanson, International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia

Evaluation of Seed and Forage Yield of Lathyrus sativus L. in China and Ethiopia

Y. P. Wu, Lanzhou University, China
Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China
J. Hanson, International Livestock Research Institute, Ethiopia
Z. B. Nan, Lanzhou University, China

Optimal Harvest Time for Medicago ruthenica Seed

Jiyun Yang, Northeast Normal University, China
Daowei Zhou, Northeast Normal University, China

Scalded? Try this! Waterponding

Ray F. Thompson, Bogan‐Central West Catchment Management Authority, Australia

Effects of Selection for Seed Size on Grazing‐Type Population of an Inter‐Specific Hybrid (Pennisetum purpureum × P. glaucum)

R. Usberti, Plant Protection Agency, Brazil
J. A. Usberti Jr., Campinas Agronomic Institute, Brazil
P. B. Alcantara, Zootecnia Institute, Brazil
A. T. Tsuhako, Matsuda Seed and Animal Nutrition Co., Brazil

Correlation Analyses of Seed Yield and Its Components in Bermudagrass

Yanqi Wu, Oklahoma State University
C. M. Taliaferro, Oklahoma State University
D. L. Martin, Oklahoma State University
J. A. Anderson, Oklahoma State University
M. P. Anderson, Oklahoma State University

Effect of Growth Regulators Application on Seed Yield of Festulolium braunii

Piotr Goliński, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland
A. Rzeźnik, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland
Barbara Golińska, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland

Effect of Boron Fertilization on Seed Yield of White Clover

Piotr Goliński, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland
S. Kozłowski, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland
Barbara Golińska, Agricultural University of Poznań, Poland

Prediction of Reproductive Initiation from Relative Ear Emergence Timing in Lolium perenne L. Varieties

G. Hurley, Teagasc, Ireland
M. O. Donovan, Teagasc, Ireland
Trevor J. Gilliland, Queens University Belfast, UK

Fertilizer Management for Seed Production of Perennial Forage Crops in the Canadian Great Plains

S. S. Malhi, Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada, Canada
C. L. Vera, Agriculture and Agri‐Food Canada, Canada

Pyrrolizidine Alkaloid Content and Seed Toxicity in Crotalaria Species

J. A. Mosjidis, Auburn University
I. Khan, University of Mississippi
J. Hess, Auburn University

Effects of Sowing Methods and Seeding Rates on Chemical Composition of Tephrosia bracteolata

Olufemi S. Onifade, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
T. A. Amole, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Alaba O. Jolaosho, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
O. M. Arigbede, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Jimoh A. Olanite, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
U. Y. Anele, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
A. M. Oyeladun, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Seed Rain and Viable Soil Seed Bank of 'Black Soil Land' Degraded Alpine Meadow in Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau

Zhanhuan Shang, Lanzhou University, China
Yushou Ma, Qinghai Academy of Animal and Veterinary Science, China
Ruijun Long, Lanzhou University, China

Dynamic Relationship between Flowering Habits and Podding of 7 Alfalfa Cultivars

Peizhi Yang, Northwest A&F University, China
Quanzhen Wang, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Tianming Hu, Northwest A&F University, China

The Effects of Seeds Irradiation with 60Co‐γ Ray on Seed Germination and Chromosome of Melilotoides ruthenica (L.) Sojak cv. Zhilixing

X. Bian, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
F. Shi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
H. Hao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Y. Xing, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
L. Gao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Effects of Seed Hydro‐Priming on Germination and Emergence in Different Varieties of Poa pratensis

L. Chen, Lanzhou University, China
Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China
J. Q. Zhang, Lanzhou University, China

The Master Tasks of Forage Breeding in China

Guowen Cui, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Gang Li, Northeast Agricultural University, China
Huiqing Liu, Northeast Agricultural University, China

Alfalfa Growth and Reproduction as Influenced by Plant Growth Regulators

W. H. Du, Gansu Agricultural University, China
G. Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Z. Z. Cao, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Alan W. Humphries, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia

Seed Yield of Hybrid Brachiaria (CIAT 36061) with Nitrogen Fertilization

Enrique Cortes-Diaz, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
Erika Valdes‐Chimal, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
José L. Zaragoza Ramírez, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
Pedro A. Martínez-Hernández, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico

Effect of Space Mutagenesis on Different Moisture Content of Alfalfa Seed

Peng Feng, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Yunwei Zhang, China Agricultural University, China

Study on the Pollen Morphologies and Seed Setting Rate of Hemarthria compressa

Xiantao Fu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Chunhua Yang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Lingzhi Chen, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Ke Ma, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Analysis of Pistil Fertility in Early Generation of Backcross of Male Sterile Lines Ms‐4 of Alfalfa

C. Gao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
F. Shi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
L. Cai, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
J. Sun, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
B. Du, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Callus Induction and Plant Regeneration of Poa pratensis 'Nasu' Seeds Carried by China Recoverable Satellite Shijian‐8

Yinghua Guo, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Lei Han, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Guansheng Ju, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Zhenyuan Sun, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China

Seed Yield Formation of Festulolium and Lolium x boucheanum under Climatic Condition of Latvia

Iveta Gutmane, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia
Aleksandr Adamovich, Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia

The Effects of Time of Application of Nitrogen on Seed Yield, Efficiency of N Fertilizer Use and Apparent N Fertilizer Recovery of Russian Wildrye [Psathyrostachys juncea (Fisch.) Nevski]

Jianguo Han, China Agricultural University, China
Yunwen Wang, China Agricultural University, China
Shengquan Jiang, China Agricultural University, China
Bo Liu, China Agricultural University, China

The Flowering Dynamics and Seedset of Cichorium Intybus L. cv. Puna

Yongfeng Han, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Chengbin Tang, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Mouqiong, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China

Effect of Drought Stress on the Viability of Wild Lespedeza dahurica Seeds

Zhibing Hou, Shanxi Agricultural University, China
Xiang Zhao, Shanxi Agricultural University, China
Zhiming Bai, Shanxi Agricultural University, China

Different Priming Treatments to Influence the Germination of Atriplex L.

Shengrong Hu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Dandan Zhou, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Yong Gao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

The Role of the Lens in Controlling Physical Dormancy Breakdown in Three Legume Species

X. W. Hu, Lanzhou University, China
Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China

Raising Seedling of Longstalk Peach

Ming Jia, Farming and Animal Husbandry Academy of Science of Inner Mongolia, China
Gele Qing, Farming and Animal Husbandry Academy of Science of Inner Mongolia, China
Yuzhi Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Effects of Storage Conditions on the Germinability of Seeds of Three Different Browse Plants

Alaba O. Jolaosho, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

Varietal Difference in the Pre‐Germination Flooding Tolerance of Commercial Cultivars of Silage Corn and the Availability of a Ridge‐Making Seeder for the Avoidance of Wet Injury to Corn Seeds

Tsutomu Kanno, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Souichiro Morita, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Shunji Kurokawa, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Setsuro Sato, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Yoshiro Mano, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Toshihiko Ibuki, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Noritoshi Sumida, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Hidehiko Inoue, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Seiji Nakao, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Hisashi Hosokawa, National Agricultural Research Center, Japan

The Effect of Chemical Scarification and Washing on the Germination of Ferula ovina Seeds

H. R. Keshtkar, University of Tehran, Iran
F. Mellati, University of Ferdosi, Iran

Study on Course of Germinating, Seedling and Developing of Ceratoides Seeds

Kurban Nizamidin, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Israyil Barat, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China

The Primary Study on Morphological Variations of Elytrigria repens Germplasm Resources

Peiying Li, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Zongjiu Sun, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China
Abulaiti, Xinjiang Agricultural University, China

Effects of Seed Size and Temperature on Seed Dormancy in an Alpine Meadow on the Eastern Tsinghai‐Tibet Plateau

Wenlong Li, Lanzhou University, China
Jing Xu, Lanzhou Commercial College, China
Guozhen Du, Lanzhou University, China
Zizhen Li, Lanzhou University, China

Megasporogenesis, Microsporogenesis and Development of Male and Female Gametophytes in Ceratoides arborescens

Lina Lu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Xiao He, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jin Yi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Qingfeng Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

The Standardization Breeding Systematic Construction for Seed Production of Qiancao NO. 2 Tall Fescue

Tianqiong Luo, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Bentian Mo, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Zhongfu Long, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Junjiang Meng, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Ruixiang Chen, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China

Study on Zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) Seed Production Technology

Chunhui Ma, Tarim University, China
Jianguo Han, China Agricultural University, China
Peng Li, China Agricultural University, China

Germination of Five Perennial Rhizome Grasses (poaceae) in Response to Na2CO3 Stress

H. Y. Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Z. W. Liang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
L. H. Huang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
M. Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
C. Yan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Z. C. Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, china

Temperature and Time Variables for Accelerated Aging Testing of Leymus chinensis Seed

Peisheng Mao, China Agricultural University, China
S. J. Chang, Inner Mongolia Rangeland Survey & Design Institute, China
Y. H. Wang, China Agricultural University, China
J. J. Lian, China Agricultural University, China

Improved Forage Seed Availability in Southern Uganda

P. Grimaud, CIRAD, France
S. G. Byenkya, NARO, Uganda
Elly N. Sabiiti, Makerere University, Uganda