Grassed up - Summary tables

Table iii. Australian native grass registered varieties 1. and public varieties

Species Varietal name or
selection
identification
Contacts Selection characteristics Target industry
Astrebla lappacea cv. Yanda 1. Breeder:
NSW Agriculture
Commercial seed production:    
Native Seeds, Victoria
Superior seed yield, high leaf/stem ratio, increased cool season leaf growth. Pastoral
Astrebla pectinata cv. Turanti 1. Breeder:
NSW Agriculture
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Superior seed yield, high leaf/stem ratio, increased cool season leaf growth. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
Austrodanthonia bipartita cv. Bunderra 1. Breeder:
NSW Agriculture
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Increased seed retention and inflorescence seed yield. Pastoral
Austrodanthonia fulva LIG-179 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
Austrodanthonia geniculata Oxley Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Increased seed retention. Amenity
Austrodanthonia richardsonii cv. Hume 1. Breeder:
CSIRO
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Superior seed production, early and uniform flowering. Amenity
  cv. Taranna 1. Breeder:
NSW Agriculture
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Increased seed retention and inflorescence seed yield. Pastoral
Bothriochloa macra LIG-002 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
  Bass Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Upright seed habit, increased leaf production, rapid field establishment. Amenity/Rehabilitation
Chloris ventricosa LIG-548 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
Elymus scaber LIG-473 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
  LIG-363 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
  Oakey Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production.  
Microlaena stipoides cv. Griffin 1. Breeder:
University of New England
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Plant morphological characteristics, flowering times and seed production. Turf
  cv. Shannon 1. Breeder:
University of New England
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Plant morphological characteristics, flowering times and seed production. Amenity
  cv. Wakefield 1. Breeder:
University of New England
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Plant morphological characteristics, flowering times and seed production. Pastoral
  LIG-183 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
  LIG-704 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation
Tasman   Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production.  
Themeda triandra cv. Tangara 1. Breeder:
CSIRO
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Low biomass and desirable plant architecture. Amenity/Rehabilitation
  LIG-520 Breeder:
DLWC and Agriculture Victoria
Commercial seed production:
Native Seeds, Victoria
Persistence, increased green leaf production, increased seed production. Pastoral/Rehabilitation

1. PVR (Plant Variety Rights) and PBR (Plant Breeders Rights)

Table iv. Seed testing options for Australian native grass seed

  • SGS-Agrictech
    PO Box 549 Toowoomba QLD 4350
    Phone: 07 4633 0599
    Fax: 07 4633 0711
  • Australian Seed Technology Laboratory
    School of Agriculture, Land and Food
    University of Queensland
    Gatton QLD 4345
    Phone: 07 5460 1487
    Fax: 07 5460 1486
  • Agrifood Technology
    260 Princes Highway Werribee VIC 3030
    Phone: 03 9742 0569
    Fax: 03 9742 4882
  • Seed Testing Station
    AgWest Plant Laboratories
    Agriculture Western Australia
    Locked Bag No 4 Bently DC WA 6983
    Phone: 08 9368 3844
    Fax: 08 9474 2658