Competitive with soybean: White lupin could be new high-protein seed and forage for California
Kevin J. Larson, UC Davis
Kenneth G. Cassman, UC Davis
California Agriculture 46(2):17-19. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v046n02p17.
High seed and forage yields, harvested during a 2–year study, indicate white lupin could be a new winter annual legume for California.
Two of the fundamental production-decision criteria, cultivar selection and planting date, were examined. Under irrigation, all seven cultivars produced high yields of high-protein seed. The planting date period that resulted in the highest seed yield was late October to early November.
K. J. Larson is a former Graduate Student, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis, and is currently Superintendent at the Plainsman Research Center in Walsh, Colorado; K. G. Cassman is former Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy and Range Science, UC Davis, and is currently with the International Rice Research Institute in Manila, Philippines.