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Title Grafting eriostemon australasius : a report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation / by Jonathan Lidbetter ... [and others]
Published Barton, A.C.T. : RIRDC, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  635.95194 Lid/Gea  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 66 pages ; 30 cm
Series RIRDC publication, 1440-6845 ; no. 02/140
RIRDC publication ; no. 02/140
Summary This project had three major aims. Firstly to identify a range of new, superior clones from natural populations to expand the forms available and extend the season at any one location. Secondly, to develop a means for rapidly bringing these new field selections into cultivation using grafting so that new material could be then propagated and brought into commercial production on growers properties. The third aim was to evaluate possible scion/ rootstock combinations that may allow cultivation of this species over a much wider range of soil types and climatic situations to significantly expand the production season and potential growing zone. This publication reports on the introduction of a suite of new selections into cultivation and progress with their propagation. Grafting is the predominant method of propagation discussed, but this report also covers trials involving seed germination, cuttings and tissue culture. Through the development of these techniques the rapid introduction of new varieties into cultivation has been achieved and varieties are in the process of being multiplied for distribution to growers involved in the project. Unfortunately, to date no long term intergeneric scion/ rootstock combination has been found
Notes "May 2003"
"Shaping the future"--Cover
"RIRDC Project No DAN-181A"
Bibliography Bibliography: page62
Notes Also available in an electronic format via the Internet. Address as of 31/03/03:
2003 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Subject Wild flowers -- Grafting -- Australia.
Eriostemon australasius -- Grafting
Cut flowers -- Breeding -- Australia.
Eriostemon -- Research -- Australia.
Eriostemon -- Breeding -- Australia.
Wild flowers -- Australia.
Cut flower industry -- Australia.
Cut flowers -- Preservation.
Author Lidbetter, Jonathan Ross
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
ISBN 0642585393