Among-and-within-Family Selection in Eight Forage Grass Populations

  title={Among-and-within-Family Selection in Eight Forage Grass Populations},
  author={Michael D. Casler},
Forage yields increased little during the twentieth century, despite intensive breeding efforts in many species. Half-sib family (HSF) and/ or among-and-within-family (AWF) selection methods may overcome this problem. The objective of this study was to compare HSF and AWF selection using forage yield of sward plots as the among-family selection criterion and natural selection of survivors within swards as the within-family selection criterion. Selection for increased forage yield was practiced… CONTINUE READING


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