Genetically Modified Grass

Genetically Modified Grass is grass that has been modified genetically to give it a particular property such as; increased disease resistance, greater nutritional value, or even a reduction in methane output in the animals that ingest it.

Many local government assets, such as parks & sporting facilities typically contain a lot of grass, and a genetically modified grass designed specifically for municipal purposes could save Councils a lot of money.
Attributes of an ideal Local Grass might include.

  • A maximum height - to eliminate the need for mowing.
  • No flowers, seeds, or burrs - for obvious reasons.
  • Drought resistance - to reduce the need for watering.
  • A mechanism to stop it growing in the presence of a common non-toxic material that could be incorporated into edging - to reduce the need for trimming.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Australian First GM Grass Trial (Brisbane Times)
  2. GM grass trial aims to cut cows' gas
  3. Google Search
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