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: 1 Jul 2004
Author(s): Sedgley, Margaret, Professor
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While weed olive populations pose an environmental problem, they also offer a unique opportunity to the new fledgling olive industry. The weed populations are so well adapted that they compete successfully with native vegetation. Harnessing this competitive ability will pay dividends in terms of the development of adapted genotypes. This study surveyed wild olive populations across southern Australia and tested for oil yield and quality. Those that were superior to existing cultivars have been propagated and planted under cultivated conditions The resource secures the future of the olive industry in Australia, with the promise of superior adapted cultivars for the future.