Breeding Leucaena for low-mimosine: Field evaluation of selections
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A breeding program to select low-mimosine lines of leucaena has been in progress since 1970. Selections were evaluated in two field trials at Lansdown. Although the low-mimosine selections did indeed have lower mimosine than the control cultivars, their dry matter yield was also inferior (about two-thirds of cv. Cunningham). Some possible reasons for this are discussed.