Giving Canadian sod growers a competitive advantage! Integrating a genetic, agronomic, and economic approach to improving environmental adaptability and end use quality of creeping red fescue

Citation

Khanal, N. (2023) Giving Canadian sod growers a competitive advantage! Integrating a genetic, agronomic, and economic approach to improving environmental adaptability and end use quality of creeping red fescue. https://cohaconnections.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/COHA-Cluster-3-Project-Factsheet_Khanal_2023-08-16.pdf

Plain language summary

Creeping red fescue is a major export commodity for Canada. Currently,
our seed production is lower than our main competitors. Research is
focused on improving the global competitiveness of Canadian growers.
This project is looking at ways for breeding creeping red fescue to
become more resistant to disease and easily adaptable to different
environments, how to improve seed productivity and quality, as well as
the economics of changing the way we manage seed crops. One cycle
of breeding selection has led to polycross seeds being used for a new
cycle of selection.

Publication date

2023-05-31