Roots for the future, a systematic approach to root design
It builds on the outcomes of the BBSRC 'SuperGraSS' project which showed that a Festulolium (ryegrass / fescue species) hybrid with modified root architecture had potential for flood control. This new project will build on that preliminary data and exploit the vast genetic variation available within forage species to modify root dynamics to mitigate the effects of excess or deficient rainwater supply.
Climate Smart Agriculture
the livestock sector
BBSRC and industry funded science developing improved rooting systems in grasses and clover for sustainable livestock systems and for ecosystem service.
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