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The Development of a Superior Hybrid Pasture Grass (Festulolium braunii)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30496
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30496
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AgResearch International, Inc.
7841 E. Oakbrook Cir. Madison, WI 53719
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: The Development of a Superior Hybrid Pasture Grass (Festulolium braunii)
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $55,000.00
 

Abstract:

Intensive rotational grazing is gaining popularity among livestock producers. Present varieties of forage species are not well adapted to intensive grazing. Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and Festulolium (Festulolium braunii K. A.) a ryegrass X meadow fescue (Festuca pratense Hude.) cross, have exhibited superior characteristics, in high nutrition, palatability, and animal performance. The only major drawback is their lack of winterhardiness. Our proposal addresses development of winterhardy varieties through natural directed selection of Festulolium pastures that have demonstrated the ability to withstand upper midwest winters. Phase I research will develop winterhardy germplasm through cold-temperature tolerance testing. Phase II will evaluate the new varieties at selected sites in Upper Midwest and Northeast, to develop a grazing management system. Phase III will domestically produce seed for sale.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Mr. Peter G. Pitts
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agresearch International, Inc.
3700 Commerce Drive Madison, WI 53719

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No