Cross-pollination between narrow-leafed lupin varieties
Lupinus angustifolius, Cross pollination
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The new low alkaloid white sweetseeded varieties of narrow-leafed lupin Uniwhite, Uniharvest and Unicrcp now form the basis of a significant industry in Western Australia.
The bitter-seeded blue-flowered New Zealand blue variety has been grcwn mainly in the South-West for many years, where it is used for sheep feed and as a green manure crop.
Recently the non-shedding bitter blue-flowered variety Fest was released. It is hoped that this variety will open up a substantial seed export market to Europe, where seed lupins for green manure are in strong demand.
When five varieties of the one species are being grown, cross pollination is always a possibility, so experiments were undertaken to determine the extent of the possible problem and define isolation distances.
Found in previous article. Development of a selective bait for rabbits A J. Oliver Vol 15 No 2 Page No 54
Quinlivan, B J.
"Cross-pollination between narrow-leafed lupin varieties,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 15
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol15/iss2/8