Descriptor list details

CIAT descriptors for forages

1.0
Crop
Forages
Publisher
Not specified
Version
1.0

Live plants available in the plot at the end of one year after planting

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0Biennial or perennial
1Annual

Visually assessing plants according to schematic habit

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Prostrate
2Erect
3Semi-erect
4Climbing
5Stoloniferous
6Climbing - stoloniferous
7Erect - stoloniferous
8Prostrate - stoloniferous
9Prostrate - rhizomatous

Recording data of flowering of 50% of plants and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3

Legend:

1
Early
2
Intermediate
3
Late

Visually assessing the proportion of plants that regrow from the base of the stem after one cut and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing the proportion of plants that regrow at the top of branches after one cut and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing the proportion of plants that regrow all over after one cut and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing seed yield from all plants and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing availability of stolons from all plants and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing availability of rhizoms from all plants and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing seed production from all plants and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 3 months and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 6 months and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 9 months and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 1 year and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 15 months and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 18 months and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 21 months and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing biomass production from all plants at the age of 2 years and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Visually assessing tolerance to drought during a dry season at any age and classifying it in relation to that of a whole species collection or a control accession

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5

Legend:

1
Very low
3
Intermediate
5
Very high

Age when all plants died

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
month

Recording main reason for death of all plants at any age

Classification
Evaluation descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Mechanical damage
2Annual life cycle
3Disease
4Insects
5Nutritional problems
6Drought
7Waterlogging
8Cut
9Other