Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2022, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (6): 814-825.DOI: 10.11983/CBB22195

Special Issue: 饲草生物学专辑 (2023年58卷2期、2022年57卷6期)

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Research Advances in Forage Pennisetum Resource

Xincun Hou, Ke Teng, Qiang Guo, Chunqiao Zhao, Kang Gao, Yuesen Yue(), Xifeng Fan()   

  1. Institute of Grassland, Flowers and Ecology, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, Beijing 100097, China
  • Received:2022-08-16 Accepted:2022-11-15 Online:2022-11-01 Published:2022-11-18
  • Contact: Yuesen Yue,Xifeng Fan

Abstract: Pennisetum, with about 140 species in the world, is a kind of excellent forage. By conventional breeding and modern biology breeding methods, 23 approved varieties have been bred in China for their development and utilization. Here we review the biological and ecological basis of Pennisetum as well as recent research advances in cultivation physiology and silage utilization. Future research should continue to study the biological and genetic basis on high yield and stress resistance of Pennisetum as well as strengthen the multi-resistance breeding, name standardization of Pennisetum varieties, systematically research breeding, cultivation techniques and key technical parameters of silage, to promote the industrial application.

Key words: Pennisetum, forage, cultivar, stress resistance, silage