Agronomic and nutritional evaluation of intraspecific crosses in Brachiaria decumbens

@inproceedings{Mendona2013AgronomicAN,
  title={Agronomic and nutritional evaluation of intraspecific crosses in Brachiaria decumbens},
  author={Simony Alves Mendonça and Ulisses Jos{\'e} de Figueiredo and Geovani Ferreira Alves and Cacilda Borges do Valle},
  year={2013}
}
Brachiaria decumbens cv. Basilisk is the single most important forage grass used for pastures in the tropics. This cultivar has exceptional adaptation to acid soils, vigorous growth, ease of establishment, and good forage value throughout the year, but these favorable characteristics are counteracted by its susceptibility to insect pests − spittlebugs. Breeding to produce improved cultivars within this species was impossible until 2009 due to the lack of compatible sexual ecotypes. With the… CONTINUE READING

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