Peas and Pork

CRC Walana 2011

CRC Walana

Steve Moore, University of Sydney, Bernard Hart, Waratah Seed Company grower member of Junee, NSW, Adrian Russell, Plant Research New Zealand and Dr Ray King, Pork CRC, at a trial site of the field pea CRC Walana, formerly known as PRL131

Developing and delivering new highly nutritious feed grain varieties specifically for pigs, along with manageable agronomic support packages for growing in regions close to major centres of pork production, was a major focus of the first Pork CRC. Reports are available on this work from the website.
The high yielding, disease resistant field pea, CRC Walana is resistant to powdery mildew and pea seed borne mosaic virus, has useful tolerance to bean leaf roll virus and is specifically suited to short season planting in northern NSW and southern Queensland. A new large, white field pea variety developed for the pork industry, also suited to the human consumption market.

Comparative yield of new varieties and lines of field peas at Plant Breeding Institute, Narrabri