A study of brown spot disease of Lupinus spp. caused by Pleiochaeta setosa (Kirchner) Hughes : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Agricultural Science in Massey University of Manawatu
Lupins (Lupinus) are leguminous plants grown in most countries, from the hot equatorial lands of Egypt, North Africa, and Brazil, to the cooler climates of New Zealand and Chile. Over three hundred species have been described, including arborescent, herbaceous and ornamental forms.
Lupins are grown in different countries for various reasons, but their ability as a 'nitrogen-fixer', which enables them to grow in poor light soils and to increase fertility, is perhaps their main attribute. [FROM INTRODUCTION]