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Ongoing project

Precision seeding benefits for processing pea production (VG15039)

Key research provider: University of Tasmania

What’s it all about?

This project began in late 2016 to help improve the productivity and profitability of processing peas, with a specific focus on the Tasmanian industry. It is evaluating stand density and plant spatial arrangements, and exploring ways to modify plant structure from single to multiple stems at establishment to increase overall number of pods on the first and seconds nodes that flower (these are the nodes which contribute to over 90 per cent of overall yield). The project is also evaluating commercial seeders and establishment practices.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund