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Improving fertility management and weed control in sustainable lupin production in the UK (LISA)

{Project} Improving fertility management and weed control in sustainable lupin production in the UK (LISA). Runs 2004 - 2009. Project Leader(s): Jones, Raymond, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER).

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Summary

UK agriculture is faced with the need to reduce diffuse pollution, particularly of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), whilst remaining economically viable. Spring lupins can provide a high protein grain of known provenance and source of oils and balanced energy for optimised ruminant and non ruminant livestock production. They have the potential to increase the efficiency of N and P use in arable rotations and in mixed arable livestock systems. This five year project is the first comprehensive evaluation of the benefits and disbenefits of this crop for organic and conventional use in the UK. Comparisons with other grain legumes will analyse on farm nutrient budgets, feed utilisation, emissions from animal wastes and agronomic factors. Molecular markers for key traits will be identified and brought together as a ‘breeder’s toolkit’ available for lupin improvement. A major element of the project will be dissemination and exploitation by the end users (UK farmers) and other beneficiaries.


EPrint Type:Project description
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: UK > Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER)
Research funders: UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Start Date:1 January 2004
End Date:31 March 2009
Deposited By: Defra, R&D Organic Programme
ID Code:6717
Deposited On:22 Dec 2005
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:29

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