2019-120: Developing hybrid bromegrass with improved neutral detergent fiber digestibility
Researcher: Gregory Penner
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) is a part of a plant's structural components, specifically the cell walls. Generally, high NDF denotes lower digestibility. Drs. Greg Penner and Bill Biligetu have been investigating hybrid bromegrass populations which have a higher NDF digestibility, which resulted in a 4.6% increase in digestibility. This research project hopes to expand this to 10%, while retaining or improving other agronomic traits.