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Lupins UK Style (National, 10 October 2008)

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Dr Anthony Biddle of Processors and Growers Research Organisation, Peterborough, UK, speaking at the GRDC supported 12th International Lupin Conference in Fremantle, WA, told delegates there were many constraints to UK grain lupin production. ".. Dr Biddle indicated problem weeds include brassicas and black bindweed, but herbicide options for weed control were limited to chemicals approved for use in beans and peas... He said lupins have a small niche market in the UK, mainly for on-farm livestock feeding and the total area sown to lupins is a mere 6000 hectares...
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