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Develop ways to reduce seed losses from Lotus corniculatus
Summary To reduce seed losses from Lotus corniculatus during harvesting so a viable seed industry can be sustained in the long term
Program Pasture Seeds
Research organisation New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment for and on behalf of the State of NSW - Inactive
Objective summary Objective 1: To examine seed harvesting technologies in the USA (contact person Paul Beuselinck) and NZ (contact person Warren Williams) for L. corniculatus and L. pedunculatus and refine these procedures for L. maroccanus harvesting in Australia. Objective 2: To overcome the problem of pod shattering it is proposed that perennial diploid Lotus species (mostly n12) will be collected from Genetic Resource Centre around the world and mutants of these will be chemically induced to examine the potential to reduce or eliminate gene expression for pod shattering.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Project completion date Monday, June 30, 2008
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-Production and processing efficiency and improved sustainability
Principal researcher Graeme Sandral
Research manager Michael Beer
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