Journal article

Image-based high-throughput phenotyping for the estimation of persistence of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)-A review

Chinthaka Jayasinghe, Pieter Badenhorst, Joe Jacobs, German Spangenberg, Kevin Smith

GRASS AND FORAGE SCIENCE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) is considered the most important pasture species in temperate agriculture, with over six million hectares of sown area in Australia alone. However, perennial ryegrass has poor persistence in some environments because of low tolerance to a range of both abiotic and biotic stresses. To breed perennial ryegrass, cultivars with greater persistence and productivity may require evaluation of genotypes over a number of years. Persistence assessment in pasture breeding depends on manual ground cover estimation or counting the number of surviving plants or tillers in a known area. These methods are subjective and labour intensive, which may limit data collection..

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