Rule of Thumb: The Scoop on Lentils
GroundCover™ Issue: 30
Lentils are a niche crop requiring correct soil type and careful management. They are short crop needing only moderate rainfall and a stable dry period at harvest. They fit into rotations before and after a non-legume crop.
Prices are high ($350-$550/t) and costs of production are relatively low, making 'break even' yields less than 0.4 t/ha.
Detailed 'how to grow' instructions, including soil and moisture requirements, are available in Crop Variety Sowing Guide format from local offices of Agriculture Western Australia.