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Newsletter: Forages for the Future, Issue 3

Newsletter: Forages for the Future, Issue 3

19 January 2017

Forages for the Future, Issue 3 is now available! In this newsletter, Forage scientists, Bruce Pengelly and Brigitte Maass, take stock of the first-year outcomes of implementing the Global Strategy for the Conservation and Utilisation of Tropical and Sub-tropical Forage Genetic Resources (TSTF).

Also in this issue: 

  • an update on the implementation of the strategy (p.2)

  • a broad overview of TSTF-related themes, starting with species/accession selection (p. 3)
  • a look at forage seed production (p. 4)
  • evaluating forages on farm (p. 5)
  • making the most of evaluation data (p. 6)
  • and recognizing the outstanding contributions of Forage scientist, Rainer Schultze-Kraft (p. 7)

All past issues can be found by visiting the Tropical Grasslands online journal. To share your forage stories with the global community and/or receive upcoming issues directly to your inbox, please contact Brigitte Maass ( and Dr. Bruce Pengelly (


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