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The search is on to find the ultimate grass for farming that can survive being submerged under floodwaters for a long time.
The Government is funding a £2.5m project named Superoot.
One research institute has planted a new variety of grass, with results showing a promising start.
Richard Lawrence reports:
Scientists are hoping to develop a 'supergrass' that can not only survive being submerged but hopefully reduce the flood risk in areas like the Somerset Levels.
Jenni Dungait is from Rothamsted Research Centre: