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Utilization of natural variation in Cephalaria joppensis to diversify wheat forage crop rotation in Israel

In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences
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Shmuel Galili Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel;

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Ran Hovav Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel;

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Aharon Bellalou Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel;

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Orit Amir-Segev Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel;

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Hana Badani Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel;

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Tova Deutch Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel;

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Lior Rubinovich Northern R&D, MIGAL, Galilee Technology Center, P.O. Box 831, Kiryat Shmona 11016, Israel;

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Aviv Asher Northern R&D, MIGAL, Galilee Technology Center, P.O. Box 831, Kiryat Shmona 11016, Israel;

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Tomer Faraj Israeli Gene Bank, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel

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Alon Singer Israeli Gene Bank, Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center, P.O. Box 15159, HaMaccabim Road 68, Rishon LeZion 7528809, Israel

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The recently domesticated species, Cephalaria joppensis (CJ), emerges as a new alternative forage crop in Israel. It has high biomass potential and nutritional values that are comparable to forage wheat. Still, much of the agronomic information regarding CJ is based mainly on a single variety, cv. Rishon, and the genetic variability of this species has not been evaluated. In the last 3 years, CJ seeds have been collected from more than 200 natural populations in Israel. In this work, we characterized 42 of these populations in a replicated field trial, using cv. Rishon as a control. In addition, near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) was calibrated to predict nutritional attributes. NIRS was found to be instrumental in producing excellent predictions of ash, crude protein, neutral detergent fiber, in-vitro digestibility and rumen degradability, but it did not predict lignin or nitrate. Large variation was found among the accessions with respect to growth rate, flowering time and yield, with several accessions scoring significantly higher than cv. Rishon. Almost no variation was found in nutritional quality-related traits. Early flowering populations were somewhat less fibers and higher digestibility than late flowering populations. The natural variation in agronomic traits will facilitate the development of new breeding germplasm for CJ in the near future.

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