Develop ways to reduce seed losses from Lotus corniculatus


To reduce seed losses from Lotus corniculatus during harvesting so a viable seed industry can be sustained in the long term


Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment for and on behalf of the State of NSW - Inactive

Objective Summary

Objective 1: To examine seed harvesting technologies in the USA (contact person Paul Beuselinck) and NZ (contact person Warren Williams) for L. corniculatus and L. pedunculatus and refine these procedures for L. maroccanus harvesting in Australia. Objective 2: To overcome the problem of pod shattering it is proposed that perennial diploid Lotus species (mostly n12) will be collected from Genetic Resource Centre around the world and mutants of these will be chemically induced to examine the potential to reduce or eliminate gene expression for pod shattering.

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Project Start Date

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Project Completion Date

Monday, June 30, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

PSE-Production and processing efficiency and profitability


Related publications


Improving Seed Production of Lotus