Australian Pastures Genebank (14/15 - 17/18)


RIRDC's Pasture Seed Program's annual contribution towards the Australian Pastures Genebank, which is the custodian of Australia's collection of genetic material for pasture and forage plants used in Australia, including both native and imported species.


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development acting through the South Australian Research and Development Institute

Objective Summary

To contribute to the Australian Pastures Genebank that will strategically acquire, document, conserve, maintain and distribute plant genetic resources of pasture and forage species of actual or potential value to Australian agriculture. This includes plants to be grown for livestock, crop rotation and the environment.

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Friday, November 28, 2014

Project Completion Date

Monday, July 30, 2018

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

PSE-Sustainable certified temperate pasture seed production