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Development of locally adapted alfalfa cultivars in Saskatchewan

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 03.06.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Bill Biligetu
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $71,875
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2016
Project Length: 4 Years
Objectives:

To create 5 new synthetic alfalfa populations. To assess gene expression of alfalfa cultivars in response to grazing. To identify top yielding alfalfa cultivars and to intercross top yielding alfalfa to create new alffalfa breeding lines. To test forage yield and performance in replicated fields trials.