Responds well to moderate and high (not excessive), evenly consistent moisture throughout the growing season.
Do not plant white lupin (L. albus) on
Require cereal stubble (barley, wheat, oat) excluding fall rye that has had a pre harvest (or post harvest) glyphosate
Similar to other pulse crops be careful of herbicide residues from herbicide products used on the crops before growing lupin (past field history for at least two years)
If unsure about your previous herbicide product conduct a field bioassay.
Infinity* (pyrasulfotole + bromoxynil) on wheat and Tundra (pyrasulfotole + fenoxyprop-p-ethyl + bromoxynil) on barley the year previous.
Watch pre-emergent and post seeding applications of any product [i.e. Express SG* (tribenuron-methyl + glyphosate or 2, 4-D).
If unsure please check with an agrologist and/or herbicide company representative.
Use the correct strain of rhizobia specific to lupin to ensure a healthy competitive crop
(110 plants m-2 = 10 plants ft-2 = 200 lbs acre-1
Source: LUPIN Development Guide. Miles Darcup and EJM Kirby.
Sencor (metrbuzin [G5 using split low rate(75g or 110ml/acre, two application timings(early followed 7-10 days later) and 70L(17 gallons/acre) of spray water.