PPP for pre-breeding in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

In order to get a good screening of genetic variation in Lolium perenne, a substantial number of accessions will be collected from EURISCO (European gene banks), GRIN (North America) and NIAS (Japan).

The aim in this project is to acquire a total of 400 accessions. These accessions will be used in seed multiplication, phenotyping, broad breeding population and genetic diversity analysis.

The aim is to get seed of up to 20 commercial cultivars with very good winter hardiness.


Project partners: DLF, Lantmännen, Graminor, Agricultural University of Iceland, Jõgeva Plant Breeding Institute, Boreal, UMB and University of Aarhus.


Contact person for more information: Odd Arne Rognli (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) odd-arne.rognli@nmbu.no