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
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.
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 will be added once the trial has been completed.