Track 2‐7‐1: Seed Production, Storage, Quality, Testing, Quarantine and Marketing Systems

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Seed Production, Storage, Quality, Testing, Quarantine and Marketing Systems

Population of Fungi Associated with Seed Germination after Storage and Seed Treatment

Alaba O. Jolaosho, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Adijat Olabisi Atayese, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Olufunmilayo Comfort Amed, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Bolanle Temitope Akinyemi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Jimoh A. Olanite, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Victoria O. A. Ojo, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Seed Production of Brachiaria ruziziensis in India--Seed Collection Methods and Feed Opportunities

Edna Antony, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
K. Sridar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. T. Pal, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India
Vinod Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Seed Standards and Seed Testing Protocols for Forage Legume Seeds

Vinod Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
K. Sridhar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Effect of Different Seeding Rate on Seed Production of the Rye Variety “Gogu” in Korea

Joung-kyong Lee, Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization and Transfer, South Korea
Young-il Cho, Foundation of Agricultural Technology Commercialization and Transfer, South Korea
Ouk-kyu Han, National Institute of Crop Science, South Korea
Jong-duk Kim, Cheonan Yonam College, South Korea

Enhancing Seed Set and Seed Yield of Sewan Grass (Lasiurus sindicus) through Physiological Approaches

Maharaj Singh, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
K. Venkatesan, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Uday Burman, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Seed Shedding of Lolium multiflorum in Dependency on Application of Preparations Controlling Plant Ripening Process

Barbara Golińska, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland
Piotr Goliński, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

Morphofunctional Diversity of Diaspores of Some Range Grasses of Punjab (India)

Amarjit Singh Soodan, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Sushant Sharma, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Ashok Kumar, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Rajdavinder Kaur, Guru Nanak Dev University, India

The Effects of Seed Ingestion by Livestock, Dung Fertilization, Trampling, Grass Competition and Fire on Seedling Establishment of Two Woody Plant Species

Julius Ttjelele, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
David Ward, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Luthando Dziba, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Soil Seed Bank Study on Abandoned Fields and Semi-Arid Grassland, South Africa

P. J. Malan, University of the Free State, South Africa
T. Myburg, Grequeland West Corporative, South Africa
Hennie A. Snyman, University of the Free State, South Africa

Seed Hardening and Moisture Conservation Practices to Mitigate Water Stress in Cowpea

Syama S. Menon, Kerala Agricultural University, India
K. E. Savithri, Kerala Agricultural University, India

Effect of Pretreatments on Seed Dormancy and Seedling Growth in Anjan Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris)

R. P. Nagar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. S. Meena, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research institute, India

Anthesis Dynamics, Pollen Availability and Enhancement of Seed to Ovule Ratio in Chrysopogon fulvus

Dunna Vijay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Chandan Kumar Gupta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. R. Malaviya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Aniruddha Maity, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Impact of Grazing on Soil Seed Bank Replenishment under the Mediterranean Climate of Northern Syria

Abdoul Aziz Niane, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Lebanon
P. C. Struik, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Murari Singh, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Zewdie Bishaw, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Ethiopia

The Effect of Fertilizer on Seed Production of Melilotoides ruthenica

Zhaolan Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Jiancai Du, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Yanyan Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Qingfeng Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Juan Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jun Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, China

Seasonal Influence on Seed Yield and Quality of Anjan Grass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.) Genotypes

R. P. Nagar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. S. Meena, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research institute, India

Seed Yield of Herbaceous Crops under Agroforestry System

Sarmite Rancane, LLU Research Institute of Agriculture, Lativa
Dagnija Lazdina, Latvia State Forest Research Institute, Lativa
Peteris Berzina, LLU Research Institute of Agriculture, Lativa
Vija Stesele, LLU Research Institute of Agriculture, Lativa

Endozoochorus Seed Dispersal by Jalauni Sheep in Tropical Climate: Recovery and Germinability under Natural Pasture Grazing

Nityanada Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. B. Maity, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

The Effects of Associated Pod Quality on Seed Recovery and Germination of Dichrostachys cinerea and Acacia tortilis Fed Ruminants

Piet Monegi, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Julius Ttjelele, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Khanyisile Mbatha, University of South Africa, South Africa

Increased Photosynthesis Contributes towards Improved Ovule-to-Seed Ratio in IAA Treated Range Grasses

Chandan Kumar Gupta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Badre Alam, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
D. Vijay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. Srivastava, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. R. Malaviya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Synthetic Polymer Based Coating of Fodder Cowpea Seeds Enhances Germination and Vigour

Aniruddha Maity, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. Vijay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Chandan Kumar Gupta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Management of Storage Pest and Pathogens of Oat Seeds Using Low Input and Ecofriendly Methods

D. Bahukhandi, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
D. Vijay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Vikas Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Harsh Vardhan Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Innovative Technologies for Enhanced Availability of Bajra-Napier Hybrid Rooted Slips

D. R. Malaviya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. Vijay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Chandan Kumar Gupta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India