Establishing a seed scheme for mixed varieties of subterranean clover

Summary

This project will result in the establishment of a seed accreditation scheme for subterranean clover. It is estimated that up to 1000 tonnes of currently uncertified subterranean clover of mixed varieties could be certified annually under the proposed scheme. Pastures sown with accredited seed are likely to be more productive by increasing the amount of seed of known varietal composition in the domestic marketplace. In addition, the project will deliver improvements to the current seed certification scheme for subterranean clover and expand the funding base of the Australian Seeds Authority and RIRDC through the generation of a leviable product.

Program

Pasture Seeds

Research Organisation

Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007

Objective Summary

The project aims to develop a seed test to identify varieties of subterranean clover and to use that test in a seed certification scheme to accredit seed lots of multiple varieties of subterranean clover.

Project Code

PRJ-000478

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, July 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

PSE-Connectivity and communication

Contact