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Development of herbicide tolerant pulses
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Suitable and safe herbicides are limited in pulses, especially for the post emergent control of broadleaf weeds, with many registered herbicides only having a narrow safety margin... The project will use ethyl methane sulfonate (EMS) mutagenesis techniques, as used in pasture legumes, lentils and lupins previously in Australia, on PBA Flash lentil and Nura faba bean to develop lines with tolerance to at least one new novel herbicide, in each crop, offering increased weed control options... The spray chamber method while effective for PE is slow, expensive and is not ideally suited to post sowing pre-emergent treatments other methods are being explored to meet the criteria...