Track 1-01: Understanding Stress Physiology of Grasses and Forages

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:
Advances in Grass and Forage Physiology:
Understanding Stress Physiology of Grasses and Forages

Designing Resilient and Sustainable Grasslands for a Drier Future: Adaptive Strategies, Functional Traits and Biotic Interactions

Florence Volaire, INRA, France
Karim Barkaoui, SupAgro, France
Mark Norton, E. H. Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia

Improved Drought Stress Tolerance of White Clover through Hybridisation with Trifolium uniflorum L.

Shirley N. Nichols, AgResearch, New Zealand
Rainer W. Hofmann, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Isabelle M. Verry, AgResearch, New Zealand

Advances in Improving Tolerance to Waterlogging in Brachiaria Grasses

Juan A. Cardoso, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Juan Jiménez, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Joisse Rincón, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Edward Guevara, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Rein van der Hoek, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Andy Jarvis, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Michael Peters, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
John Miles, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Miguel Ayarza, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Socorro Cajas, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Alvaro Rincón, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Henry Mateus, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Jaime Quiceno, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Wilson Barragán, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Carlos Lascano, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Pedro Argel, Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Colombia
Martin Mena, Instituto Nicaraguenese de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Nicaragua
Luis Hertentains, Instituto de Investigación Agropecuaria de Panamá, Panama
Idupulapati M. Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia

Mechanisms of Stress Tolerance in Xerophyte Zygophyllum xanthoxylum and Their Application in Genetic Improvement of Legume Forages

Suomin Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Aike Bao, Lanzhou University, China
Qing Ma, Lanzhou University, China
Lijun Yue, Lanzhou University, China
Jinlin Zhang, Lanzhou University, China
Guoqiang Wu, Lanzhou University, China
Jiejun Xi, Lanzhou University, China
Yanwen Wang, Lanzhou University, China

Agronomic Traits in Tall Fescue Populations under Irrigated and Rain-Fed Conditions

M. Anowarul Islam, University of Wyoming
Malay C. Saha, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Messina (Melilotus siculus)–A New Pasture Legume for Saltland

Amanda L. Bonython, Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries, Australia
Andrew D. Craig, Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries, Australia
Ross A. Ballard, Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries, Australia
Nigel Charman, Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries, Australia
Philip G. H. Nichols, Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries, Australia
Clinton Revell, Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries, Australia
Natasha L. Teakle, The University of Western Australia, Australia

The Effect of Salinity Stress on Seed Germination of Agropyron elongatum

Ghasem Ali Dianati Tilaki, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Arezu Alizadeh, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran
Behnam Naserian Khiabani, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

Dissecting Drought-Response Strategies of Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

Jean-Hugues B. Hatier, AgResearch, New Zealand
Lulu He, Massey University, New Zealand
Marty J. Faville, AgResearch, New Zealand
Micheal J. Hickey, AgResearch, New Zealand
Chris S. Jones, AgResearch, New Zealand
Mohamed Z. Z. Jahufer, AgResearch, New Zealand
Cory Matthew, Massey University, New Zealand

Lucerne for Acid Soils: A Field Evaluation of Early Generation Aluminium Tolerant Genotypes

Richard C. Hayes, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Guangdi Li, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Shoba Venkatanagappa, Tamworth Agricultural Institute, Australia
Alan W. Humphries, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia
Ross Ballard, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Australia

Adaptive Responses of Brachiaria Grasses to Hypoxia Stress

Juan A. Cardoso, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Juan Jiménez, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Joisse Rincón, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Idupulapati M. Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia

Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) Outperforms Chicory (Cichorium intybus) under Moisture Stress in Glasshouse

Lydia M. Cave, Massey University, New Zealand
Peter D. Kemp, Massey University, New Zealand
Paul R. Kenyon, Massey University, New Zealand
Stephen T. Morris, Massey University, New Zealand

Screening of SSR Primers and Evaluation of Salt Tolerance in 20 Sweet Sorghum Varieties for Silage

Qiuwen Zhan, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
Chunfei Shu, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
Xiaoliang Li, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
Min Zhan, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
Jieqin Li, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
Ping Lin, Anhui Science and Technology University, China

Summer Dormancy and Survival of Tall Fescue in Relation to Endophyte Presence

J. L. Thomas, University of Arkansas
Charles P. West, Texas Tech University
D. P. Malinowski, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Assessment of Summer Drought Tolerance and Persistence of Some Grass Cultivars in Algerian Semi Arid Conditions

Mohamed Mefti, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, Algeria
Hamena Bouzerzour, University of Sétif, Algeria
Abderrezak Chebouti, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, Algeria
Aissa Abdelguerfi, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, Algeria

Salt Secretion Is Essential for Xero-Halophyte Reaumuria soongorica Responding to Osmotic Stress

Ai-Ke Bao, Lanzhou University, China
Hang-Yu Zhou, Lanzhou University, China
Suomin Wang, Lanzhou University, China

Performance of Some Forages Species (Festuca arundinacea L., Chloris gayana var. Katambora, Lotus corniculatus L. and Medicago sativa L.) in Saline Soil

Süleyman Temel, Igdir University, Turkey
Uğur Şimşek, Igdir University, Turkey
Bilal Keskin, Igdir University, Turkey
İbrahim H. Yılmaz, Igdir University, Turkey

Effects of Organic Acids on Alleviation of Aluminum Toxicity in Alfalfa

Yuan An, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Peng Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Germplasm Evaluation and Frost Tolerance Improvement of Setaria sphacelata in Uruguay

Rafael Reyno, National Institute of Agricultural Research, Uruguay
Javier Do Canto, National Institute of Agricultural Research, Uruguay
Daniel Real, Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, Australia

Scenario Analysis: Risk and Return of Aluminium Tolerant Lucerne

Claire D. Lewis, La Trobe University, Australia
J. L. Jacobs, La Trobe University, Australia
K. F. Smith, La Trobe University, Australia
G. Spangenberg, La Trobe University, Australia
B. Malcolm, Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Physiological Response of 14 Lotus tenuis Genotypes Subjected to Drought Conditions

Luis Inostroza, INIA, Chile
Hernán Acuña, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Generation of Transgenic Tall Fescue Plants with Enhanced Abiotic Stress Tolerance

I. Alam, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Y. G. Kim, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
K. H. Kim, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
N. Y. Ahn, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
B. H. Lee, Gyeongsang National University, Korea

Measuring Summer Dormancy of Perennial Grasses in Contrasting Environments

Mark R. Norton, Agricultural Institute, Australia
Richard A. Culvenor, CSIRO, Australia
Florence Volaire, INRA, France

The Growth Response of Tropical and Sub-Tropical Forage Species to Increasing Salinity

Hayley E. Giles, The University of Queensland, Australia
Christopher J. Lambrides, The University of Queensland, Australia
Scott A. Dalzell, Santos GLNG Project, Australia
David C. Macfarlane, Santos GLNG Project, Australia
H. Max Shelton, The University of Queensland, Australia

Response of Axonopus catarinensis and Arachis pintoi to Shade Conditions

A. N. A. Pachas, The University of Queensland, Australia
E. J. Jacobo, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
M. C. Goldfarb, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Argentina
S. M. Lacorte, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Argentina

Cellular Causes for Leaf Elongation Reductions under Salinity in Panicum coloratum

Leandro Cáceres, Centro de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Argentina
Edith Taleisnik, Centro de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Argentina