Pasture improvement is a fundamental driver of on-farm productivity

DairyBio has seven projects that will improve pasture performance. This includes projects to improve perennial ryegrass, short term ryegrass and tall fescue as well as projects that study fungal endophytes (that live in the plant) and microbial populations that surround the plant. A wide range of innovations are used in these projects, from large-scale observation of plant performance (called phenomics), to DNA based selection (called genomic selection), as well as breeding programs that utilise hybrid vigour and new breeding technologies.