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White lupine


High yielding variety with low alkaloid content


  • Early maturity
  • Stable high grain yields
  • Excellent protein and high oil yield
  • Ideal for human consumption and fodder due to low alkaloid content
  • Healthy variety - highly suitable for organic cultivation
  • FIGARO is currently undergoing regestration at the Bundessortenamt, Germany as an EU variety. FIGARO has shown stable yields over multiple years in other countries, indicating an anthracnose tolerance.

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Stiffness: 7
Start flowering: 4
Plant height: 5
Oil content: 4
Protein content: 4
Protein yield: 8
Thousand grain weight: 6
Maturity: 3
Grain yield: 8

bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high


  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Grain use
  • Suitable for human and animal nutrition

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 40-50 grains/m²
Inoculation Inoculate seed with suitable rhizobia before sowing
Sowing depth 2-4 cm - sowing too deep reduces yield
Sowing period Middle of March until Middle of April; soil temperature of at least 4°C
Fertilization No N-fertilization necessary. Depending on the nutrient content of the soil and nutrient extraction 30-50 kg P₂O₅/ha, 60-130 kg K₂O/ha and about 25 kg MgO/ha are advised. Micronutrients: boron and molybdenum during drought. Other than that copper, iron an
Crop protection Use herbicides during pre-emergence or mechanically hoe or harrow the field for weed control. Post-emergence herbicide application specifically against grasses is possible. If necessary use fungicides against athracnose and rust.
Sowing method Drilling is advised; row distance identical to cereals.
Harvest Middle of August until early September. Optimal moisture for harvesting 14-16%. Use protective setting for threshing to avoid broken grains.

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Cover crop programme 2021