Broad scale implementation of native grass germination enhancement technologies

Summary

Objectives/aims of the proposed research The overall aim of this proposed study is to improve opportunities to introduce native grasses, through developing and testing techniques, allowing for the rapid scalingup of sowing of native grasses onto a broadscale. Outcomes of the proposed research Lower establishment costs associated with increased germination performance will result in the greater use of native perennial grasses in pasture systems in the low/medium rainfall regions of southern Australia. Deliverables/outputs of the proposed research The project will deliver: commercially viable technologies leading to a greater ease of establishment and lower associated production costs of native grasses.

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

Objective Summary

The overall aim of this proposed study is to improve opportunities to introduce native grasses, through developing and testing techniques, allowing for the rapid scalingup of sowing of native grasses onto a broadscale. Lower establishment costs associated with increased germination performance will result in the greater use of native perennial grasses in pasture systems in the low/medium rainfall regions of southern Australia.

Project Code

PRJ-003853

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Project Completion Date

Friday, August 1, 2014

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Soil, water and managing natural resources

National Priority

NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries

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