Effects of variety, planting time and seed rate on lupin yield and protein


Research organisatons
Liebe Group Pierre Fievez & Associates

Trial details

Researcher(s) Pierre Fievez (Pierre Fievez &, Associates)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 4, West Buntine, WA
Effects of variety, planting time and seed rate on lupin yield and protein locations

To compare agronomic factors on seven lupin varieties for yield and grain protein.

Key messages
  • Plant densities varied with seed rate, time of planting and variety.
  • Quinilock showed the greatest response in protein level to delayed planting time.
Lead research organisation Pierre Fievez & Associates
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Thanks to Liam and Sally Carter for assistance through the year. Thanks to Chris Matthews and his team for their help. Fertiliser was generously supplied by UFC. Gavin Bignell kindly helped with site selection.

  • Technically reviewed by Bob French.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Lupins
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Rate
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

West Buntine 2003

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 20m x 1.42m
Plot replication 2

TSP 75 kg/ha, MOP 50 kg/ha


May 6th: Simazine 2l + Bulldock 70 mL /ha May 30th: Time 2 area SpraySeed 1.5 L/ha May 30th: Brodal Options 120 mL/ha July 7th: Fusion 250 g/ha

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Belara TOS 1 31.1 0.88
2 Belara TOS 2 33.5 1.29
3 Kalya TOS 1 34.4 0.78
4 Kalya TOS 2 35.7 1.2
5 Myallie TOS 1 34.6 1.02
6 Myallie TOS 2 35.8 1.33
7 Quilinock TOS 1 34 1.33
8 Quilinock TOS 2 37 1.64
9 Tanjil TOS 1 35.3 0.96
10 Tanjil TOS 2 35.6 1.45
11 WALAN 2141 TOS 1 32.7 1.5
12 WALAN 2141 TOS 2 34.5 1.71
13 Wonga TOS 1 34.9 0.97
14 Wonga TOS 2 36.1 1.47

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 4, West Buntine, WA 0 - 10cm Sandy loam
Site 4, West Buntine, WA 10 - 30cm Sandy loam
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 4, West Buntine, WA Sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 4, West Buntine, WA Sodosol
National soil grid Source
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.

Site 4, West Buntine WA


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.

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