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Fynbos plant comes to rescue of Oz sheep farmers


Fynbos plant comes to rescue of Oz sheep farmers

Cape legume found to be ideal for feeding sheep on the country's sandy and infertile western region

Cape Town bureau chief

Nearly 200 years after Australia gave SA the invasive Port Jackson, the Western Cape is repaying the compliment.

Lebeckia, a legume from the Western Cape, is poised to feed sheep on three million hectares of sandy and infertile farmland in Western Australia.

A cultivar developed by the SA Agricultural Research Council and Murdoch University in Perth will also be available to SA farmers from 2020, and the council will earn a royalty on Australian seed sales...

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