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Benefits of a legume in sustainable farming systems

Benefits of a legume in sustainable farming systems

Bolgart, WA

  • Author: Wheatbelt NRM
  • Date Posted: Nov 13, 2014
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Project Details

Project Delivery: Wheatbelt NRM, Individual Landholder

Contact: Guy Boggs

Ph: 9670 3112


Website: Wheatbelt NRM Website

Start Date: 2014             End Date: 2016

Area (Ha): 227


Project Aim

The aim of this project is to compare the effects of growing lupins as cash crop versus growing lupins for brown manuring.  The process of brown manuring may contribute to the overall soil carbon storage, improve soil nutrition and remove weed seeds.


Project Description

This demonstration will illustrate three systems:

  • brown manuring of lupins;
  • district practice of growing lupins for harvest;
  • fallow treatment (including spray topping prior to seed set).

The brown manuring of lupins will also provide a site for demonstrating a practice that has the capability of improving soil carbon storage and may be considered as part of a carbon farming system (see the Green and Brown Manuring Carbon Farming Fact Sheet for further information)


Project Outputs

Project outputs will be added once the trial has been completed.




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