Ensuring Lucerne seed production in the absence of bees
Lucerne is an important pasture species that is dependent on bees for pollination. To overcome this potential vulnerability, this project aims to identify genotypes of Lucerne that have the ability to selfpollinate in the absence of bees. This will be achieved through screening 200,000 genotypes in insect-proof screenhouses followed by further testing to confirm that any material identified truly capable of self-pollination.
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