Grains and field crops
Trial 88A25, 88MO44, 88NA83, 88AL15
Location: Avondale, New Norcia, Darkan, Cranbrook, Arthur River, Kellerberrin North Quairdading, Gabalong, Merredin, Badgebup and Pingrup.
Over 300 recent overseas introductions of murex medic were evaluated in rows at South Perth in 1988. Of these 15 selections were identified with acceptable spinniness that flower in 100 days or less. Four years ago there was only one selection flowering in under 110 days and that was spiny!
These selections will be evaluated in small plot trials in several country sites in 1989.
This programme aims to identify superior varieties to Zodiac which was released in 1988.
Number of Pages
Gillespie, D J. (1988), Selection and development of early maturing varieties of murex medic.. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.