Plant Breeding to Improve Yield and Sustainability of Perennial Grasses

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Monday, February 29, 2016

In this video Dr. Michael Casler, CenUSA Project Co-Director and Research Geneticist with USDA Agricultural Research Service, discusses characteristics of different switchgrasses, the perennial grass breeding process, and how plant breeding has been used to improve them for use as a biofuel feedstock as part of the CenUSA Bioenergy project.

Video Type: 
Instructional Video
Author / Producer: 
Michael Casler; Amy Kohmetscher

Produced by Amy Kohmetscher, The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute; Pamela Porter, University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems; and Don Fleischman, University of Wisconsin Division of Information Technology.

CenUSA Bioenergy is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30411 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.