New field pea lines promise bonanza yields

South Australian breeders have achieved unique yield results from two new lines of field pea. The work, at the South Australian Research and Development Institute, outyielded current varieties by 14 and 16 per cent across all environments from the drier upper Eyre Peninsula to the wetter lower southeast. The breeders will now fast-track seed multiplication and, subject to further yield and quality assessment, may release them in two years' time.

Contact: Mr Rob Wheeler 08 303 9480