Bill Biligetu

Assistant Professor, Ministry of Agriculture Strategic Research Program (SRP) Chair

Departments: Plant Sciences, Crop Development Centre


Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan, SK); MSc. (Inner Mongolia Agriculture University, Inner Mongolia, China); B.Sc. (Inner Mongolia Agriculture University, Inner Mongolia, China)


Breeding and Genetics of Forage Crop Plants for the adaption to the Prairie region of western Canada.

Selected Publications:

B. Biligetu, P. Jefferson, R. Muri, M.P. Schellenberg. (2013). Forage yield, nutritive value and persistence in a binary mixture of warm-and-cool grasses with legume species.  Can. J. Plant Sci. (submitted)

B. Biligetu, M.P. Schellenberg, Y.B. Fu. (2013) Detecting genetic diversity of side-oats gama grass populations using AFLP Marker. Can. J. Plant Sci. (in press).

M.P. Schellenberg, B. Biligetu. (2013) Seed germination of slender wheatgrass: thermal and hydrotime approach. Can. J. Plant Sci. (in press).

B. Biligetu, M.P. Schellenberg, G.J. McLeod, Z. Wang. (2012). Seed yield variation in plain rough fexcue grass (Festuca halli (Vasey) Piper) populations and its relation with phenotypic characteristics and environmental factors.  Grass and Gorage Sci. doi: 10.1111/gfs. 12012.

B. Biligetu, B. Coulman (2011).  Leaf area expansion and net photosynthetic rate of three bromegrass (Bromus) species.  Photosynthetica 49 (3): 478-480.