Development of “Lotus tenius”, a New Fodder Variety to Improve Productivity in Unfertile Fields

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales

Researchers from the laboratories of the School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences created seed varieties capable of growing in low quality soils, guaranteeing the constant provision of natural food for cattle in any situation. ‘Lotus tenius’ is the name of a fodder plant aimed at feeding cattle.

A New Variety of Seed to Optimize Cattle Nutrition and Protect the Soil

Universidad Nacional de San Martín - Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas

Oscar Ruiz led a team from the Universidad Nacional de San Martín that developed a new variety of seed to provide better nutrition to cattle and protect the soil. In an interview with Argentina Investiga, the expert in biotechnology talked about the difficulties in the transference to the industry, the scientific role in society and the obstacles to carry out the idea from the academy to the productive sector.

Improvement in the Performance and Quality of Different Crops

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales

A group of researchers from the Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales has been developing for decades genetic vegetal improvement projects with optimal results in the resolution of quality demands and performance of the production system. The developments generated in this frame point to biotechnological investment to increase agroalimentary offer.

Dallisgrass: Genome Sequencing of this Argentinean Native Grass

Universidad de Buenos Aires - Facultad de Agronomía

It is a species adapted to different environments, tolerant to excessive humidity and drought. The research also silenced genes like lignin, which could generate big productive improvement, as every percentage unit of reduction of this compound could mean an improvement of 21% in the production of milk or meat.

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