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Lucerne Variety Trial – Assess optimum plant stress levels for seed production

The importance of Lucerne as a pasture species in Australia has been supported by innovation of new varieties. This variety trial will generate and communicate independent data on the performance of newer lucerne varieties grown under a number of different irrigation management systems in Australian conditions. Plant stress through changes in irrigation management may alter the phenology and seed production of varieties in various ways. Measures of herbage and seed yield will support decision making of Australian seed lucerne producers when assessing new varieties. 

Project date

7 May 2018-29 Sep 2023
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Principal investigator

Katrina Copping

Research organisations

Lucerne Australia Inc.

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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