Legumes, Rhizobium, Seed longevity, Marginal land, Western Australia
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MOST of the light land areas being opened up in Western Australia are very sparsely populated with the rhizobial bacteria so essential for successful legume establishment.
Seed inoculation is therefore a necessity.
Farmers often have to resort to dry sowing because of the large acreages being planted or late opening rains.
Goss, O M. and Shipton, W. A.
"Nodulation of legumes on new light land. 1. Survival of rhizobia on inoculated pelleted seed held for varying periods before sowing into dry soil,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 6:
10, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol6/iss10/8