Seminar Series 2008
Selection of albus lupin for tolerance to high aluminium and high manganese
|3.00pm - 4.00pm
Friday, 13 June 2008
Conference Rm, Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute
Camille Basset-Chercot, Visiting Student from France
Albus lupin ( Lupinus albus L.), or white lupin, is an important rotation legume crop in New South Wales which is used for human and animal consumption. In acid soils, high aluminium and high manganese are important abiotic stresses that reduce the yield of many crops and which may adversely affect albus lupins. The development of tolerant cultivars of albus lupin to Al and Mn toxicity is therefore desirable to stabilise yields. The Wagga albus breeding program must avoid releasing any new cultivar that has less tolerance than current industry standards. An improvement in tolerance in a new cultivar would be a bonus.
The first aim of this 3-month internship was to determine a dose response curve to a range of Al and Mn concentrations using a simple, cheap and quick nutrient solution system. The second aim was to screen a diverse range of albus lupin germplasm (including breeding lines) to determine the existing range in tolerance.
For further information about this seminar please contact:
- Dr David Luckett, email or tel (02) 6938 6835