New pasture legumes overcome old barriers
Host: Hilary Sims | Date: 23 Dec 2020
For the past three years, researchers in Western Australia have been trialling innovative new pasture legume species suited to low to medium rainfall areas. The findings are clear - new species can overcome traditional barriers to use and deliver significant benefits to mixed farming enterprises.
In this podcast, Professor John Howieson from Murdoch University discusses the research findings so far and shares how growers can use this insight to boost productivity and profitability on-farm.
It’s all part significant $18 million-dollar dryland pasture legume research initiative being led by the GRDC. This national project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program.
In addition to the GRDC, the five-year project is also supported by Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation, and involves the South Australian Research and Development Institute the research division of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia, Murdoch University, CSIRO, the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and NSW Department of Primary Industries, as well as 10 grower groups across WA, SA, Victoria and southern NSW.
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