Australian Quinoa Industry RD&E Plan 2024-2029
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is an ‘ancient grain’ that was domesticated about 8,000 years ago in South America, where it became an important part of Andean...
Published: 25 Apr 2009
Author(s): Hobbs, Trevor J., Bartle, John, Bennell, Mike R., (eds)
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This JVAP report identifies Australian agroforestry and fodder shrub species with the greatest potential for development as broadscale commercial woody biomass crops in the lower rainfall regions of southern Australia. It provides detailed species reviews of Koojong / Orange Wattle (Acacia saligna), Old Man Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia) and Flooded Gum (Eucalyptus rudis) with a focus on their taxonomy, ecology, biology, agronomy and potential for domestication as woody biomass crops for Australian dryland farming systems.
It is intended to inform potential crop developers, researchers and plant breeders with the background information required to promote the development of new woody crops for sustainable and productive agroforestry within Australian low rainfall farming systems. More generally, FloraSearch is aimed at rural landholders, large scale biomass industries, government agencies and research managers so they can make informed decisions about appropriate species and industry selections for agroforestry development in the lower rainfall regions of southern Australia.