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Enhancement of species from Paspalum genus

Grant number: 15/14670-3
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: February 21, 2016 - February 27, 2016
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry
Principal Investigator:Alessandra Pereira Fávero
Grantee:Alessandra Pereira Fávero
Visiting researcher: Carlos Alberto Acuna
Visiting researcher institution: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina
Home Institution: Pecuária Sudeste. Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA). Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (Brasil). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The visit of Dr. Acuña will begin on February 21st 2016 and will finish on February 27th 2016. Researches related to breeding of Paspalum species that are made in Embrapa Southeast Livestock will be presented to the visitor. The researcher will make presentations at Embrapa and UFSCAR on the Paspalum breeding program at Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Dr. Acuña will visit the experimental fields and Germplasm Bank. He might participate in MSc dissertation presentation. Several meetings will be held in order to share experiences and possible future partnerships. A multidisciplinary team, which includes breeders, molecular biologist, experts in forage crops and seed technology, entomologists, chemicals and others will follow the visit of Dr. Carlos Acuña, greatly enjoying the experience that the researcher has with genetic improvement of Paspalum genus. (AU)