Technical annual report 2000-01
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Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295
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Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 4 PROJECT: Increase of Early Generation Seed of Released Pasture Cultivars Project Officers: B. Ross, G. Hore and A. Cameron Location: Paddocks 8 and 9 Berrimah Farm Objective: To evaluate new lines in a confined non-grazed environment. To bulk up seed from promising lines for further evaluation. To bulk up early generation seed of pasture cultivars released in the NT. Project Period: 2001-2006 Method: Intensively managed small areas of perennial cultivars are maintained in Paddocks 8 and 9. Seed is harvested as required to maintain fresh early generation seed. Annual species are grown so seed is harvested as required. Results: No seed was harvested in 2000/01. Weeds were controlled on the Arnhem pre-basic seed area. This cultivar appears susceptible to weed invasion between tussocks. PROJECT: Assessment of Newly Released Australian Pasture Cultivars under NT Conditions Project Officers: B. Ross and G. Hore Location: Berrimah Farm (2000) Objective: To determine if forage cultivars released commercially elsewhere in Australia are suitable for use in the NT. Project Period: 1999-2002 Background: Many pasture, hay and forage cultivars released commercially in Queensland are suitable for use in the NT. Some are not, by virtue of their time to maturity, lack of Dry season drought tolerance or high soil nutrient requirements. As most are marketed widely throughout northern Australia, it is necessary that such new releases be evaluated under Northern Territory conditions. From time to time, industry interest in "old" cultivars requires evaluation or re-evaluation of such cultivars. Method: Newly received seed is grown in confined non-grazed areas for evaluation and to multiply seed for further trials.