Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2014
Publication Date: 6/5/2014
Citation: Bushman, B.S. 2014. Forage breeding and genetics at the Forage and Range Research Laboratory. Meeting Abstract.
Technical Abstract: The USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory includes scientists studying rangeland irrigated pasture and turfgrass ecosystems. Primary focus for rangeland research has been on rapid germination and establishment and competition with annual invasive weeds. Foci for irrigated pasture research has included drought tolerance, winter hardiness, forage quality, and forage yield. Turfgrass research has focused on drought and salt tolerance. The dynamic combination of scientists at the FRRL has allowed for research spanning molecular genetics and breeding to traditional breeding.