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Legume Symposium 2012
Summary The Australian Legume Symposium will set the agenda for investment in legume R, D & E in Australia for the next 10 years and provide a forum for researchers to interact, exchange ideas, and to debate how to take the next quantum leap in legume research?

The themes of the symposium are;
Role of legumes in Australian Farming Systems,
Current legume research to address gaps (in cropping and permanent pasture zones),
Addressing specic gaps/problems
Directions for future legume research –what happens next?
Program Pasture Seeds
Research organisation Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc
Objective summary Reduced R&D funding, a dwindling supply of graduate students and an aging population of pasture scientists have all contributed to the isolation of pasture researchers. There are few opportunities for researchers to interact with others. As such pasture research is fragmented, increasingly being conducted in isolated areas with minimal exchange of ideas. This makes it difficult for the pasture industry to present to funding organisations a clear, wellgrounded and broadly supported message about funding priorities.

The purpose of this research project is to pilot a symposium as a prelude to a regular series of symposia, that will enable the pasture industry to promptly recognize the issues it faces and respond to them through either changes in existing research priorities or the creation of new priorities.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Project completion date Saturday, March 10, 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 industry knowledge with data, extension and communication
Principal researcher Clare de Kok
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Clare de Kok