Lupins Northern Region - GrowNotes™

Published: 1 Mar 2017

Lupins belong to a diverse genus of the legume family that is characterised by long flowering spikes with a range of different colours. Lupins are members of the legume family (subfamily Papilioniodeae) containing both herbaceous annual and shrubby perennial types with attractive tall flowers.

Lupin is the largest pulse crop grown in Australia, having a strong domestic as well as export market. There are two types of lupin grown in Australia – narrow-leaf lupin and
albus lupin – which have different growth requirements, markets and end-uses.


  • Planning/paddock preparation and planting
  • Plant growth and physiology
  • Nutrition and fertiliser
  • Weed and insect control
  • Nematode management
  • Diseases
  • Plant growth regulators and canopy management
  • Crop desiccation and spray out
  • Harvest and storage
  • Environmental issues
  • Marketing

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Region: North

ISBN: 978–1-921779–19-0 (print)