Salt tolerant legumes

Salt tolerant legumes give farmers greater options in increasing farm profitability and improving environmental outcomes.

The Future Farm Industries CRC is working on the salt tolerant legume messina, which was identified by the former CRC Salinity as an outstanding annual pasture legume for areas of southern Australia affected by dryland salinity and water-logging. Work on the Understorey project has focused on collecting and evaluating strains of rhizobia that will form nodules on messina in saline environments. Overcoming the symbiotic constraints will enable progress towards developing commercial cultivars of this salt tolerant plant.

Below is a link to a historical document relevant to Salt Tolerant Legumes.


Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

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The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.