Overview of the Australian herbage seed industry

Loch, D. S. and Boyce, K. G. (2003). Overview of the Australian herbage seed industry. In: Donald S. Loch, Fifth International Herbage Seed Conference: Herbage Seed in the New Millennium - New Markets, New Products, New Opportunities. Fifth International Herbage Seed Conference, Gatton, QLD, Australia, (10-21). 23-26 November 2003.


Author Loch, D. S.
Boyce, K. G.
Title of paper Overview of the Australian herbage seed industry
Conference name Fifth International Herbage Seed Conference
Conference location Gatton, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 23-26 November 2003
Proceedings title Fifth International Herbage Seed Conference: Herbage Seed in the New Millennium - New Markets, New Products, New Opportunities
Place of Publication Redlands Park, Qld
Publisher Queensland Department of Primary Industries
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Donald S. Loch
Start page 10
End page 21
Total pages 12
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Australia produces a wide range of herbage seeds, from temperate to tropical and humid to semi-arid. Domestically, the major herbage seed markets are for pasture grasses and legumes adapted to medium-low rainfall areas which are the major source of Australia’s production from beef cattle and sheep. Substantial export markets have developed for Australian herbage seeds, but remain volatile even for major export crops like lucerne (Medicago sativa) from temperate areas and Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) from subtropical/tropical areas. Turf and amenity cultivars have dominated herbage seed imports, but are now being increasingly grown by Australian producers. The impact of recent structural changes in the wider Australian seed industry is also discussed.
Subjects 0703 Crop and Pasture Production
0706 Horticultural Production
Keyword Australia
seed industry
herbage seeds
imports
exports
Lucerne
Rhodes Grass
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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