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Catalogue: Ground Cover
DAFWA research officer Dr Angelo Loi (left) inspects summer-sown serradella earlier this year with Brookton grain growers Anna and Colin Butcher... Summer-sown hard-seeded French serradella ( Ornithopus sativus ) varieties have potential to revolutionise the legume phase of crop rotations in Western Australia's medium and high-rainfall zones, according to researchers... They offer opportunities to: establish pastures cheaper, earlier and more reliably than traditional annual pasture legumes; fast-track the transition between crops and pastures; improve pasture biomass production; achieve good seed-set; achieve high N fixation in the first year of the pasture phase; and avoid interference with winter crop sowing at the season break...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
DAFWA research officer Dr Angelo Loi (left) inspects summer-sown serradella earlier this year with Brookton grain growers Anna and Colin Butcher... Summer-sown hard-seeded French serradella ( Ornithopus sativus ) varieties have potential to revolutionise the legume phase of crop rotations in Western Australia's medium and high-rainfall zones, according to researchers... They offer opportunities to: establish pastures cheaper, earlier and more reliably than traditional annual pasture legumes; fast-track the transition between crops and pastures; improve pasture biomass production; achieve good seed-set; achieve high N fixation in the first year of the pasture phase; and avoid interference with winter crop sowing at the season break...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
New or improved perennial cultivars are the end result of the work initiated by this project and through these the grains industry will derive benefits from investing in the work of this project... The outcome of the activity ensured the establishment of a comprehensive perennial germplasm collection to meet immediate and foreseeable breeding requirements... The outcome of the activity ensured user requirements were met by the safe introduction of germplasm of importance to Australian agriculture...
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