Siratro (1977)

By June 1st, 1977

In the late 1950’s Australian agronomists realised that the native pastures of northern Australia had to be supplemented by new legumes to produce high quality feed for cattle.

Through the work of Dr Mark Hutton of CSIRO and an extensive breeding program based on adapting suitable plants from overseas, a new legume, Siratro, was developed from two introduced Mexican species.

Siratro is now widely used for improving tropical pastures in Australia and overseas.