Sustainable use of genetic diversity in forage and turf breeding pages:155-160
Conference of the Eucarpia Fodder and Amenity Species Section La Rochelle, FRANCE, 2009
Tillering is enormously variable in the genus Lolium. Exploitation of tillering characteristics in breeding programs requires a systematic characterization of this trait at the between-species, within-species, and within-cultivar levels. We have analyzed tillering in forage and turf cultivars of L. perenne, forage cultivars of L. multiflorum and annual L. temulentum genotypes. The collection was also enriched with wild L. perenne populations.