Southern growers will welcome the release of two new, high-yielding lupin varieties at the Henty Machinery Field Days. Photo: NSW DPI
Substantial yield improvements in two new lupin varieties today launched at the Henty Machinery Field Days will be welcomed by growers in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
A collaboration between NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA), and Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) has contributed to the development of these high yielding lupin varieties.
GRDC chair, John Minogue, said PBA Bateman and Seednet Murringo were the result of effective plant breeding programs supported by GRDC and their investment partners.
“New varieties with beneficial traits, including enhanced disease resistance and improved yield potential, are critical to the future of the industry and remain a key focus of GRDC investment,” Mr Minogue said.
“These new lupin varieties fill an important niche in the market and their higher yielding capabilities will appeal to growers who are taking advantage of and expanding the use of legumes in our southern farming systems.”