Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture

Research themes and projects

With a particular focus on genetic analysis, the Centre has begun and planned many projects that will provide new ways of harnessing the potential of various legumes in Australian conditions.

Grain legumes
Grain legumes, or pulses, are cultivated for their seeds, which are used for human and animal consumption or for the production of oils for industrial uses. Beans, lentils and peas are common grain legumes.
Dr Janine Croser, Prof. William Erskine, Prof. John Kuo, Dr Larisa Prilyuk, Dr Ping Si, Prof. Kadambot Siddique
Pasture legumes
These legumes are of two broad types. Some, like alfalfa and clover, are sown in pastures and grazed by livestock. Other forage legumes such as Leucaena or Albizia are woody shrub or tree species that livestock can eat.
Dr Zoey Durmic, Prof. William Erskine, Dr Kioumars Ghamkhar, Dr Megan Ryan, Dr Phil Vercoe
Non legumes
Although our overwhelming focus is on legume research, we are also conducting research into other plant foods such as quinoa and camelina.
Dr Janine CroserDr Kioumars Ghamkhar, Adj/Prof Harry Nesbitt, Dr Ping Si

Seeds of life

  Seeds of Life (SoL3) is a program within the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) to improve national food security through increased productivity of major food crops. The program is funded collaboratively by Governments of Timor-Lests and Australia.



Seeds of Life Video



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