Track 1-05

The 22rd 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:
Advances in Seed Science, Technology and Production

Restoring North America’s Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem Using Seed Enhancement Technologies

Matthew D. Madsen, US Department of Agriculture
Kirk W. Davies, US Department of Agriculture
Chad S. Boyd, US Department of Agriculture
Jay D. Kerby, The Nature Conservancy
Daniel L. Carter, The Nature Conservancy
Tony J. Svejcar, US Department of Agriculture

Managing Seed Dormancy in Forage Legumes and Grasses: An Update

Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaowen Hu, Lanzhou University, China

Effects of Storage Conditions on Endophyte and Seed Viability in Pasture Grasses

David E. Hume, AgResearch, New Zealand
Stuart D. Card, AgResearch, New Zealand
M. Philip Rolston, AgResearch, New Zealand

Impact of Tropical Forage Seed Development in Villages in Thailand and Laos: Research to Village Farmer Production to Seed Export

Michael D. Hare, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Supaphan Phengphet, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Theerachai Songsiri, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Naddakorn Sutin, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Edward S. F. Vernon, FoodWorks Co Ltd., China
Eduardo Stern, Tropical Seeds, LLC

Advances in Nutrient Management of Grass Seed Crops

René Gislum, Aarhus University, Denmark
Birte Boelt, Aarhus University, Denmark

Germination of Tropical Forage Seeds Stored in Ambient and Controlled Temperature and Humidity Conditions

Michael D. Hare, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Supaphan Phengphet, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Theerachai Songsiri, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Naddakorn Sutin, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Eduardo Stern, Tropical Seeds, LLC

Effect of Gamma Irradiation on Seed Germination Traits of Bromus inermis

Ghasem Ali Dianati Tilaki, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Arezu Alizadeh, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Behnam Naserian Khiabani, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Iran

Nitrogen Uptake and Utilisation in Red Fescue (Festuca rubra var. rubra) for Seed Production

René Gislum, Aarhus University, Denmark
Birte Boelt, Aarhus University, Denmark

Trinexapac-Ethyl Application Increased Seed Yield of Diploid Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.)

Dave Monks, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Australia

Criteria for the Registration of Medicago polymorpha L. and Lolium rigidum Gaud. Varieties in a Voluntary Register in Italy

Luciano Pecetti, Consiglio per la ricerca e la sperimentazione in agricoltura, Italy
Giovanni Corsi, INRAN ENSE, Italy
Federico Sòrgoni, Ministry of Agriculture, Italy
Pier Giacomo Bianchi, INRAN ENSE, Italy
Mario Falcinelli, University of Perugia, Italy
Renzo Torricelli, University of Perugia, Italy

The Italian Catalogue of Herbage Varieties

M. Giolo, INRAN ENSE, Italy
Giovanni Corsi, INRAN ENSE, Italy
N. Mugueta, INRAN ENSE, Italy
F. Sorgoni, Ministry of Agriculture, Italy
Pier Giacomo Bianchi, INRAN ENSE, Italy
Renzo Torricelli, University of Perugia, Italy
Mario Falcinelli, University of Perugia, Italy

Production of Alfalfa Seed in Italy

Alessandra Sommovigo, National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition, Italy
Domenica Iraci Capuccinello, National Institute for Research on Food and Nutrition, Italy
Marta Giannini, University of Bologna, Italy

Response of Fertile Tiller Characters and Seed Yield of Elymus sibiricus L. to Row Space Alteration

Minghong You, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Jinping Liu, China West Normal University, China
Shiqie Bai, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Xinquan Zhang, Sichuan Agricultural University, China
Daxu Li, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Changbing Zhang, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Jiajun Yan, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China
Qi Wu, Sichuan Academy of Grassland Science, China

Does Scarification Time Affect Hydrotime Model Parameters of Vicia angustifolia Seed Germination?

Xiaowen Hu, Lanzhou University, China
Tingshan Li, Lanzhou University, China
Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China

White Clover Seed Production Response to Irrigation

Ana L. Pereira, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay
Ariel Pimienta, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay
Pamela Aguirre, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay
Marita Ferriso, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay
Virginia Pravia, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, Uruguay

Characterization of the Semi-Permeable Layer in Seed of Elymus nutans

Jing Zhou, Lanzhou University, China
Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Xueqing He, Northwest A&F University, China

Combinational Dormancy of Vicia angustifolia Seed and Its Ecological Significance

Rui Zhang, Lanzhou University, China
Tingshan Li, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaowen Hu, Lanzhou University, China
Yanrong Wang, Lanzhou University, China

The Effect of Sulfuric Acid Treatment on Hard Seeds of Melilotoides ruthenica

Zhaolan Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Jiancai Du, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Lili Zhao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Qingfeng Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Weibo Ren, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Fengling Shi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Effects of Fertilizer Applications on Seed Yield and Quality of Elymus sibiricus in a Rain-Fed Condition

Qingfeng Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Xiao He, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Guihua Shi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Farmer Based Seed Production of Leucaena leucocephala in Eastern Indonesia

Jacob Nulik, Assessment Institute for Agriculture Technology, Indonesia
Debora Kana Hau, Assessment Institute for Agriculture Technology, Indonesia
Resti G. Edison, ACIAR Project, Indonesia
Charles Pakaereng, ACIAR Project, Indonesia
Dessy Liubana, ACIAR Project, Indonesia
Putri Ara, ACIAR Project, Indonesia
H. Max Shelton, The University of Queensland, Australia