Grains and field crops
EARLY MATURING MEDICS Early maturing Libyan lines with some tolerance to bluegreen aphids were sown at 6 sites, five in Western Australia and one in South Australia. Seed yield and hard seed data are currently being collated. Maturity and vigour was assessed at all sites and many of the new introductions are earlier than cv. Harbinger and its equal in vegetative growth. A much larger range (300 lines) was grown at Medina and will be introduced into country sites next year.
Kabatiella Research. In cooperation with Dr. D.L. Chatel, screening of introductions for resistance to Kabatiella caulivora continued in 1980. The Sardinian collection produced over 200 lines with at least moderate resistance. The Sardinian collection had been specifically made on the basis of data from Dr. Gladstones on the Southern Italian collection which yielded a high percentage of reasonably resistant lines compared with collections from elsewhere.
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Francis, C M. (1980), Pasture species research. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.