Excellent Plant for Forage, Turf, Soil and Water Conservation--Elytrigia repens L.
MENG Lin,ZHANG Guo-fang(Beijing Research and Development Center for Grass and EnvironmentBeijing Academy of Agri-forestry Science, Beijing 100089)
The ecological and biological characteristics, and the applied values for forage, turf and soil and water conservation of Elytrigia repensL. are discussed and assessed sysmetically in this paper. Based on this, we point out its important value and broadly prospect in the afforestation, soil and water conservation , grassland improvement, and making the wastelands and hillsides green in northern China. And also, we emphasize on that we should adopt the biological technologies combining with ordinary breeding methods to select and breed the new varieties with more stainable characters, more drought and cold resistances.