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Many people believe that organic agriculture systems can only work in high rainfall regions. However, some of Australia’s most successful organic farmers are the experienced organic wheatbelt growers who produce cereal, pulse and oilseed crops in different regions and soil types across the country.
Wheat is the major organic cereal crop grown in Australia - predominantly noodle and breadmaking wheats for export markets.
Farming systems developed by modern organic wheat growers can differ significantly in concept, strategies and techniques from those used by conventional growers. Successful conversion to organic requires careful planning and integration of the whole farming system over several years.
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Organic farming, Plant nutrition, Plant disease control, Farming systems, Fertilizers, Pest control, Wheat, Rotations, Weed control, Certification, Australia
Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Soil Science | Weed Science
McCoy, S. (2002), Organic wheat : a production guide. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4519.