Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

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Flower drop of sweet lupins


Lupins, Flowers, Deblossoming

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A weakness of the new sweet lupin cultivars, as with all narrow-leafed lupins, is their tendency for poor and variable pod setting under some weather conditions. Although a 20 to 30 per cent, flower set is normal, and usually profitable with a seed producing lupin crop, seasonal conditions sometimes drastically reduce flower and seed set still further.

The short term answer could be the use of spray materials which reduce flower-drop.

Research officer Mr. J. E. L. Cripps has now been testing such materials for two years.


Found in previous page. Reproductive wastage in sheep on clover areas Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Vol 13 No 2 Page No 57

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