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Siriver – producing lucerne breeders seed

Siriver is the most popular and important variety of lucerne planted in Australia. The hybrid variety has been in existence since the late 1970's but only 0.96 grams of breeder's seed was left. This project will develop a strategy for, and then, produce a minimum of 3kg of seed per year for two years (6kg in total). The seed will be stored by the Australian Pastures Genebank to ensure good quality seed is available for future needs.

Project date

25 Jun 2017-30 May 2020
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Principal investigator

Katrina Copping

Research organisation

Lucerne Australia Inc.

Project led by

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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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Focus areas

Sustainabilities

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