Works in this collection were published by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. The DAFWA library is gradually scanning and adding electronic copies to this collection, starting with the more recent material. However, reader requests to have electronic copies added will receive priority. Requests may be emailed to the DAFWA Library
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T C. Stoneman and National Soil Conservation Program (Australia)
With descriptions, illustrations and notes on seven common soils.
W Woods, P Michael, and M Grimm
Produced in conjunction with the Plant Protection Society of WA. The Society is an organisation of farmers, scientists, commercial representatives and others interested in all aspects of plant protection. It provides essential liaison between farmers, industry & Government. It aims to inform members, Government, Industry ... Read more
Don Burnside, Adrian Williams, and Peter Curry
An inadequate distribution of watering points in our pastoral lands, particularly in the saltbush/bluebush pasture, has caused localisized land degradation close to waters and reduced animal productivity (particularly in stressful times). From experimentation and observation, some generalised recommendations for water supply distribution in pastoral areas ... Read more
H V. Runciman and C V. Malcolm
Salt tolerant shrubs and grasses are used for forage production from salt-affected farmland. This Bulletin is designed to assist in recognition of the important species in Western Australia and to provide information on their use. The species listed have more forage value than some natural ... Read more
Leon English; Ken Angell; and Metropolitan District Office, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Strong easterly and south-westerly winds are a feature of the Swan Coastal Plain and we receive frequent inquiries about which tree species are suitable for planting as windbreaks. When selecting trees for windbreaks you must match the species to the various soil types which occur ... Read more
J A C Smith
This booklet is aimed at helping you decide on strategies, in this and future droughts, in relation to money flow, animal management and cropping. It highlights the technical problems associated with different strategies and how to combat them.
Greg Astbury, Owner/Manager of Taarblin and Tim Negus
Many farms in Western Australia were cleared and developed before there was a full and clear understanding of the effects of bush clearing - that is salinization of soil and water supplies, wind and water erosion, waterlogging and soil structure decline. The productive capacity and ... Read more
Registered cultivars of subterranean clover : their origin, identification and potential use in Western Australia.
W. J. Collins, B J. Quinlivan, and C M. Francis
The annual species subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) is the most important pasture legume in Western Australia. In addition to providing nutrious feed for livestock, it is an important source of nitrogen for non-leguminous species in pastures for the State's ceral crops.
P A. Heap, M R. Wells, B H R Ward, and J R H Riches
This report provides a description of the landforms, soils and vegetation of Rottnest Island. In addition, it provides a discussion of the relative capability of each of the landforms of the island to sustain various forms of development. The primary objective of this work is ... Read more
C A. Gardner and T E.H. Alpin
The series Trees of Western Australia, which appeared in The Journal of Agriculture of Western Australia, was commenced in 1952 by Charles Austin Gardner, Government Botanist and Curator of the Western Australian Herbarium from 1929 to1960. Until his death in 1970 Gardner published in the ... Read more
M G. Hawson
This bulletin summarises the background of the avocado and its requirements for growth and production of fruit in Western Australia, and considers its economic potential.
This bulletin is designed as an introduction to dairy goat keeping.
T E H Aplin
The toxic species of the genera Gastralobium and Oxylobium are a unquie group of poison plants whch have cause considerable economic loss to stock-raisers in Western Australia ever since early days of settlement.