Evaluation of wide row lupins

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Gavin Bignell (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) East Maya, WA
Evaluation of wide row lupins locations

Assess the yield of wide (18 inch) versus narrow (9 inch) lupin rows.

Key messages
  • On average the wide row lupins yielded 115kg/ha higher than the narrow lupins.
  • Simazine damage was very pronounced in this particular crop. However, damage in the wider rows appeared to be much less than that in the narrow rows.
  • The same seeding and fertiliser rates were used for both treatments which made changing the bar over relatively quick.
Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Grain Legume: Lupins
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil Properties: Type
  • Sowing: Row Spacing
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

East Maya 2003

Sow date 8 May 2003
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 300m x 12m
Plot replication 1

60 kg/ha Legume plus


IBS- 1.2 kg/ha Simazine, 0.6 kg/ha Atrazine 10th May: 85 g/ha Bounty 9th July: 100 mL/ha Select, 60 mL/ha Targa Forte, 1% Ammonium Sulphate, 1% oil, 1% wetter

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Duplex 1 Soil Narrow Spacing 0.78
2 Duplex 2 Soil Narrow Spacing 0.9
3 Sandy 1 Soil Narrow Spacing 0.58
4 Sandy 1 Soil Narrow Spacing 0.64
5 Duplex 1 Soil Wide Spacing 0.97
6 Duplex 2 Soil Wide Spacing 0.99
7 Sandy 1 Soil Wide Spacing 0.64
8 Sandy 1 Soil Wide Spacing 0.77

Grain yield t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
East Maya, WA 0 - 10cm Sandy Duplex
East Maya, WA 10 - 30cm Sandy Duplex
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
East Maya, WA Sandy duplex
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
East Maya, WA Kandosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year East Maya WA
2003 196.9mm
2002 163.3mm
2001 187.9mm
2000 229.0mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

East Maya WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.