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Back in 1895, botanist Frederick Turner identified more than a dozen native grass species which could be successfully grown here as cereal crops…

http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2006/s2170206.htm

 

 

 

 

ECOS Article – Forgotten Treasures

forgottentreasuresAs pastures and lawns wither in the grip of the extended drought, native grasses, maligned by pastoralists since colonial times, are showing their remarkable pedigree and potential for Australian conditions.Researcher and businessman Ian Chivers is championing their strong credentials for both suburban and rural applications

http://nativeseeds.com.au/images/PDF/forgottentreasures.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Life Scientists article – How green is our valley?

 
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Australia’s much maligned native grasses have come in for a make-over in recent years. And as Graeme O’Neill reports, they needn’t weep anymore.

Native grass expert Ian Chivers was harvesting kangaroo grass in a droughted paddock in Craigieburn, in Melbourne’s semi-rural north in 1988 – the year of Australia’s bicentennial – when a patch of verdant green among nearby rocks caught his eye.

http://nativeseeds.com.au/images/PDF/howgreenisourvalley.pdf

 

Splendour in the grass: new approaches to cereal production

 
http://theconversation.com/splendour-in-the-grass-new-approaches-to-cereal-production-8301

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