Track 1-04: Germplasm Preservation, Domestication and Use of Native Forage Plants

The 22nd International Grassland Congress (Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities) took place in Sydney, Australia from September 15 through September 19, 2013.
Proceedings Editors: David L. Michalk, Geoffrey D. Millar, Warwick B. Badgery, and Kim M. Broadfoot
Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry, Kite St., Orange New South Wales, Australia

22nd International Grassland Congress Theme 1:
Improving Production Efficiency to Revitalise Grasslands:
Development, Use and Impact of Improved Plants:
Germplasm Preservation, Domestication and Use of Native Forage Plants

The Use of Functional Traits to Identify Grasses and Fodder Shrubs for Domestication to Suit a Changing Climate

Meredith L. Mitchell, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
R. D. B. Whalley, University of New England, Australia
Hayley C. Norman, CSIRO, Australia

The Values of Warm-Season Native Perennial Grasses Grown for Pasture or Biofuel in the Southern Great Plains, USA

James K. Rogers, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Bryan Nichols, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Jon T. Biermacher, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Jagadeesh Mosali, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

World Interest in Diverse Native Plant Stands

Michael P. Schellenberg, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Bili Biligetu, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Eric G. Lamb, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Jenalee M. Mischkolz, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Technical Challenges in Evaluating Southern China’s Forage Germplasm Resources

Changjun Bai, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, China
Guodao Liu, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, China
Yu Zhang, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, China
Daogeng Yu, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, China

Seed Ecology of Microlaena stipoides in Grazing Systems of South-Eastern Australia

Meredith L. Mitchell, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
James M. Virgona, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Joe Jacobs, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
David R. Kemp, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Genetic Variation and Geographical Differentiation of Elymus nutans (Poaceae: Triticeae) from West China

Shiyong Chen, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Xiao Ma, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Jiamin Miao, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Seed Rain of a Native Pasture under a Range of Grazing and Fertiliser Regimes

Zhongnan Nie, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Australia
Reto Zollinger, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Australia

Using Common Gardens and AFLP Analyses to Identify Metapopulations of Indigenous Plant Materials for Rangeland Revegetation in Western USA

Douglas A. Johnson, U.S. Department of Agriculture
B. Shaun Bushman, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Thomas A. Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Kishor Bhattarai, Noble Foundation

Seeding Rate and Row-Spacing Effects on Seed Yield and Yield Components of Leymus chinensis (Trin.) Tzvel.

Yunhua Han, Northwest A&F University, China
Xianguo Wang, China Agricultural University, China
Tianming Hu, Northwest A&F University, China
Zhenlei Zhu, China-Africa Agriculture Investment Co., Ltd., China
Zhengwei Wang, Northwest A&F University, China
Ying Wang, Jiuquan Agricultural Science Research Institute, China

Row Spacing Effects on Biomass Components and Accumulated Energy in Elymus sibiricus L.

Jinping Liu, China West Normal University, China
Minghong You, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China

Challenges to Domesticating "Native" Forage Legumes

James P. Muir, Texas AgriLife Research
José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Inacio C. Maposse, Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique, Mozambique
William D. Pitman, Louisiana State University
Twain J. Butler, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Summer Dormancy Expression in the Australian Native Grass Elymus scaber

Matthew Newell, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Richard C. Hayes, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Jim Virgona, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Philip Larkin, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia

Basin Wildrye (Leymus cinereus) Pooled Tetraploid Accessions for U.S. Intermountain West Rangeland Reclamation

Stanford A. Young, Utah State University
Jason Vernon, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Nancy Shaw, US Forest Service

Leaf Growth and Senescence Rates in Brown-Back Wallaby Grass, Rytidosperma duttonianum

Helen G. Daily, University of Tasmania, Australia
Shaun Lisson, CSIRO, Australia
Kerry L. Bridle, University of Tasmania, Australia
Peter A. Lane, University of Tasmania, Australia
Stuart Anderson, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand
Ross Corkrey, University of Tasmania, Australia

Controlling Lethal Browning of Hemarthria compressa Tissue Cultures

Chunhua Yang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Yaohua Xu, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Lingzhi Chen, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Yifang Sui, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Production of Giant Panicum in Contrasting Environments in Semi-Arid Kenya

Donald M. G. Njarui, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
Mwangi Gatheru, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
David Miano Mwangi, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya
George A. Keya, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya

Fatty Acid Analysis of the Transgenic Tobacco Expressing A Delta 6-Desaturase Gene from Microula sikkimensis

Shujuan Wu, Lanzhou University, China
Lijing Zhang, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaolong Chen, Lanzhou University, China
Xiumei Miao, Lanzhou University, China
Decao Niu, Lanzhou University, China
Hua Fu, Lanzhou University, China

Comprehensive Evaluation of Wild Elymus L. Germplasm in Inner Mongolia

Juan Qi, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Wen-xia Cao, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Ting Jiao, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Xiao-peng Pu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Wei-hong Yan, Grassland Research Institute, China