Wheat and barley experiments on the Kumarl soils at Salmon Gums
Yields, Wheat, Salmon Gums (WA), Sowing date, Sowing rates, Cropping systems, Barley
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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Collins, D A, Bolland, M D, and Fletcher, R D. (1987), Wheat and barley experiments on the Kumarl soils at Salmon Gums. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Technical Bulletin 74.
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