The development of novel approaches to sustainably harvest subterranean clover seed

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Abstract

Subterranean clover, with its nitrogen-fixing ability, is a useful tool in sustainable agricultural systems. However, harvesting its seed is slow, difficult and negatively impacts soil, which threatens the global seed supply. Through a multidisciplinary approach across engineering, plant biology and agronomy, this thesis has investigated new approaches to more efficiently and sustainably harvest subterranean clover seed. Analysis of historic and present-day seed harvesting practices revealed a rich history of innovation and, together with experiments, informed design directions. Novel methods were developed to support new seed harvesting approaches and the continued supply of subterranean clover seed for sustainable agricultural systems.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Guzzomi, Andrew, Supervisor
  • Nichols, Phillip, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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