Dorycnium species as alternative forage plants

  • 74 pages

  • Published: 1 Dec 2004

  • Author(s): Lane, Peter, Davies, Simon, Hall, Eric, Moor, Geoff

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The report provides a review of relevant background information on the genus Dorycnium and its potential as a new forage plant for Australian agriculture. This is supported by a detailed description of research into seed quality characteristics, seasonal changes in feed quality, the presence of condensed tannins, investigation of suitable strains of Rhizobia for use with Dorycnium spp. and the performance of these plants in a range of field situations. 2004, Pub NO. 04/159, 75pgs; $16