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Establishing a seed scheme for mixed varieties of subterranean clover
Summary This project will result in the establishment of a seed accreditation scheme for subterranean clover. It is estimated that up to 1000 tonnes of currently uncertified subterranean clover of mixed varieties could be certified annually under the proposed scheme. Pastures sown with accredited seed are likely to be more productive by increasing the amount of seed of known varietal composition in the domestic marketplace. In addition, the project will deliver improvements to the current seed certification scheme for subterranean clover and expand the funding base of the Australian Seeds Authority and RIRDC through the generation of a leviable product.
Program Pasture Seeds
Research organisation Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007
Objective summary The project aims to develop a seed test to identify varieties of subterranean clover and to use that test in a seed certification scheme to accredit seed lots of multiple varieties of subterranean clover.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Friday, July 01, 2005
Project completion date Thursday, June 28, 2012
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal PSE-Improved alignment between industry objectives and Research and development outcomes
Principal researcher Maureen Holland
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Joe Sherrard