Breeding Fodder Crops for Marginal Conditions

Proceedings of the 18th Eucarpia Fodder Crops Section Meeting, Loen, Norway, 25–28 August 1993

  • O. A. Rognli
  • E. Solberg
  • I. Schjelderup

Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. General aspects of adaptation to marginal conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  4. Collection and evaluation of plant populations for forage production under marginal conditions

  5. Adaptation and breeding of forage crops for marginal conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Áslaug Helgadóttir, Hólmgeir Björnsson
      Pages 129-141
    3. Arild Larsen
      Pages 149-158
    4. I. Rhodes, R. P. Collins, D. R. Evans
      Pages 159-165
    5. P. Peltonen-Sainio, J. Peltonen
      Pages 191-192
  6. Morphological and physiological aspects of breeding for marginal conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. B. Boller, S. Günter Adelmann, W. Winter, I. Bänziger
      Pages 237-238
    3. M. Mayer, C. H. P. Einfeldt, S. Ceccarelli, M. Blümmel, A. Gland, H. H. Geiger
      Pages 239-240
  7. Genetic and genomic aspects of adaptation to marginal conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. M. D. Hayward, N. J. McAdam, J. G. Jones, C. Evans, G. M. Evans, J. W. Forster et al.
      Pages 249-259

About this book


This book contains papers and posters presented at the 18th Eucarpia Fodder Crops Section Meeting held at Loen, Nordfjord, Norway in August 1993.
In most environments some form of marginal conditions or stress prevails. Few crops are being produced under such a wide range of environmental and management stresses as fodder crops. Improved adaptation of fodder crops to marginal conditions is crucial in developing sustainable, low-input agricultural systems. The book is unique in demonstrating the large diversity both in crops and environmental stresses that confront the forage breeders. Both general and specific aspects of adaptation to marginal growing conditions are presented, ranging from problems caused by snow and ice in the Subarctic regions of Europe to the severe drought problems in the Mediterranean regions.
For everyone involved in studies of adaptation and breeding of perennial plants for marginal conditions or stress environments.


breeding crops environmental stress plant plants

Editors and affiliations

  • O. A. Rognli
    • 1
  • E. Solberg
    • 2
  • I. Schjelderup
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnological SciencesAgricultural University of NorwayÅsNorway
  2. 2.Løken Research StationHeggenesNorway
  3. 3.Holt Agricultural Research StationTromsøNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4418-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0966-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-673X
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