Commercialisation of elite lines of Microlaena stipoides as a perennial grain

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  • Published: 24 Feb 2015

  • Author(s): Shapter, Dr Frances, Dr Ian Chivers

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The Australian native perennial grass, Microlaena stipoides, offers potential for the production of edible grains. It can be grown as a monoculture and used as a dual purpose plant where it can be either grazed and harvested for grain, or potentially used as a companion plant within intensive horticultural applications where it provides a shade tolerant ground cover that produces an annual grain crop.