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Breeding in a World of Scarcity

Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section “Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses” of Eucarpia

Editors: Roldán-Ruiz, Isabel, Baert, Joost, Reheul, Dirk (Eds.)

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  • This book provides an update of the recent research in fodder crops and grass breeding
  • This book contains the reports of lively debates and workshops on the future of breeding, the implementation of evaluation methods that estimate feeding value, recent advances in phenotyping and genomic selection, highlighting future perspectives in breeding and breeding research of grasses and fodder crops
  • This book contains the proceedings of a meeting attended by 124 scientists or breeders from 25 countries in Europe and overseas, very representative for the grass and fodder crops breeding community
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This book includes papers presented at the 2015 meeting of the Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section of Eucarpia. The theme of the meeting “Breeding in a world of scarcity” was elaborated in four sessions: (1) scarcity of natural resources, (2) scarcity of breeders, (3) scarcity of land and (4) scarcity of focus. Parts I to IV of this book correspond to these four sessions. Session 1 refers to the consequences of climate change, reduced access to natural resources and declining freedom in using them. Plant breeding may help by developing varieties with a more efficient use of water and nutrients and a better tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Session 2 refers to the shrinking number of field breeders. There is a need for a mutual empathy between field- and lab-oriented breeding activities, integrating new methods of phenotyping and genotyping. Session 3 underscores the optimal use of agricultural land. Forage needs to be intensively produced in a sustainable way, meeting the energy, protein and health requirements of livestock. Well-adapted varieties, species and mixtures of grasses and legumes are needed. Session 4 refers to the fading of focus in primary production triggered by a range of societal demands. There are few farmers left and they are asked to meet many consumer demands. Both large-scale, multi-purpose species and varieties and specialized niche crops are required. Part V summarizes the conclusions of two open debates, two working group meetings and two workshops held during the conference. The debates were devoted to the future of grass and fodder crop breeding, and to feed quality breeding and testing. The conference hosted meetings of the working groups “Multisite rust evaluation” and “Festulolium”. Workshops focused on “genomic selection and association mapping” and on “phenotyping” with applications in practical breeding research. Part V contains also short sketches of breeding ideas presented as short communications.  

Table of contents (51 chapters)

Table of contents (51 chapters)
  • Breeding Forages to Cope with Environmental Challenges in the Light of Climate Change and Resource Limitations

    Pages 3-13

    Helgadóttir, Á. (et al.)

  • Performance of Diploid and Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass Synthetics with Variable Numbers of Parents

    Pages 15-19

    Boller, B. (et al.)

  • Phenotyping Genetic Diversity of Perennial Ryegrass Ecotypes (Lolium perenne L.)

    Pages 21-27

    Bothe, A. (et al.)

  • An Assessment of Phenotypic Diversity Within a Collection of Natural Lolium perenne Ecotypes and Cultivars from Across Europe

    Pages 29-33

    Gasior, D. (et al.)

  • Comparative Characteristics of Newly Developed Perennial Ryegrass Varieties in Bulgaria

    Pages 35-40

    Katova, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Breeding in a World of Scarcity
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section “Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses” of Eucarpia
Editors
  • Isabel Roldán-Ruiz
  • Joost Baert
  • Dirk Reheul
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28932-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28932-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28930-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80458-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 337
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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