Unlocking north's seed secret: results of Hughenden Progardes trial

Stolz, Linda, Gardiner, Christopher, and Kempe, Nick (2014) Unlocking north's seed secret: results of Hughenden Progardes trial. Northern Muster, 24 April 2014. p. 26.

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[Extract] Noted previously in the Northern muster is the importance of persistence that a sown legume requires if it is to be well adapted, survive and be productive in our variable climate – including having the capacity to recover from drought.

If a legume is persistent it implies that:

● The plant is tolerant of grazing.

● Has longevity.

● Has disease and insect resistance.

● Has a suitable flowering and seed maturity time to cope with our sometimes short and variable wet seasons.

● Has adequate seed production and hardseededness for seed soil reserves.

Here we report on the importance of adequate seed production, hardseededness, and, particularly, the soil seed bank found in a trial plot of Progardes Desmanthus (www.progardes.com.au) on Mitchell Grass Downs near Hughenden.

Item ID: 33108
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Keywords: Desmanthus, legumes, seed bank
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Published version cites Chris Gardener as sole author.

Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 02:28
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830406 Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) @ 100%
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