Comparing Canola And Lupin Varieties By Time Of Sowing In The Northern Agricultural Region

GRDC - Martin Harries and Greg Shea, DPIRD

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

The authors of this paper note in the conclusion: “The results of this trial are atypical of time of sowing responses observed in the Northern Agricultural Region. They highlight how important spring conditions and stored soil moisture are in determining the productivity of late emerging crops.Both lupin and canola were profitable from the first two sowing dates and it was interesting to note that lupins gave the highest return on investment”.   Please access the full paper via the link below if this research interests you.

The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.

Key messages from the paper include:

  • Lupin yielded 3.0 t/ha and canola 2.0 t/ha from late May emergence.
  • Lupin gross margins were competitive with canola, and lupin gave the highest return on investment.
  • For both lupin and canola variety selection was important, in particular Jurien lupin performed well from all sowing dates.

2018 - Australia - GRDC - Martin Harries and Greg Shea, DPIRD
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