Biosecurity, pests, weeds and diseases
The plots were hand sown at 2 g/m2 of inoculated and lime pelleted seed. The medics were inoculated with WSM540 which may have been ineffective on some of the M. littoralis and M. tornata varieties. The time taken to form ripe pods was monitored to gain some extra measure of maturity besides flowering time for comparing wide ranges of species. The ripening time involved was very similar over all the varieties, averaging out to 44 days after the flower opens. What appears to be a more important factor when considering maturity is the rate of flower and pod development, which appears the most rapid in M. tornata and M. polymorpha.
Number of Pages
Nutt, B, and Laslett, M K. (1988), Annual medic evaluation on Eradu sandplain soil - plots. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.