The outcome of this research will be a dramatic expansion of the use of sulla in mixed farming systems of southern Australia, enabled through substantially lower seed costs. Sulla is one of the few perennial legumes with commercial value for farmers, is ideally suited to phase pasture systems and will provide new opportunities for forage conservation. Additionally, we expect to develop and capture a highly lucrative export seed market based on a softseeded sulla. Furthermore, this project will provide greater understanding of the genetics of softseededness in sulla and this knowledge could be transferable to other species.
Western Australian Agriculture Authority, a body corporate established under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007
This project has two key objectives: 1. Confirm genetic stability and validate field performance of the softseeded sulla (Hedsarum coronarium) selections identified in RIRDC UWA65A. 2. Commercialise an elite softseeded genotype of sulla for domestic and export forage/seed markets.
Project Start Date
Friday, July 1, 2005
Project Completion Date
Friday, May 17, 2013
Journal Articles From Project
Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Adoption of R&D
PSE-Production and processing efficiency and profitability