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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The vetch project will focus on the development of vetch varieties for national grain and hay/silage production... Indications and recommendations from producers and vetch users in Australia directed this project to concentrate more on breeding vetch varieties for use as a hay/silage in low, mid and high rainfall areas, especially where farmers wish to replace irrigated lucerne... The sites will be organised with pilot farmers to have large strips of vetch for grain, hay/silage, cereal (s) and fallow...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Economic: In the project, a number of lines were assessed or selected with higher grain and hay yields than present varieties in areas of 330 to 500 mm/yr of rainfall... Lamb feeding experiments using Morava and Rasina (< 0.65% toxin in grain), showed extremely good growth... Project results showed 54 kg, 98 kg and 145 kg/ha were fixed after vetch for grain, hay and green manure, respectively...
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