Title

Wheat and barley experiments on the Kumarl soils at Salmon Gums

Document Type

Technical Bulletin

Publication Date

1987

Series Number

74

Keywords

Yields, Wheat, Salmon Gums (WA), Sowing date, Sowing rates, Cropping systems, Barley

Abstract

The water-holding capacity of these soils, and their location in a low rainfall area combine to make them marginal for producing grain. In contrast to sowing wheat on ley pasture, mechanically fallowing the year before planting markedly improved grain yields by 1.3 to 4 times.

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