The Bureau of Agriculture was established in 1894. In 1898 the activities of the Bureau were placed under the control of the Minister for Lands and named the Department of Agriculture. The Bureau of Agriculture then became the Department of Agriculture in April 1898. The Department of Agriculture was renamed the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) in April 2006.
The journal was published in four series, Series 1 commencing in 1899. This is the third series, 1952 - 1955. Publication of the Journal of Agriculture has now ceased.
Issue: Volume 8, Number 3
May - June 1959
Pasture management and the Euro problem in the North-West
E. H.M. Ealey and H. Suijdendorp
Some recent rural radio talks
D. C. Mickle, P. Beck, I. J. Miller, A. A. Holland, P. B. Lewis, R. D. Royce, K. Needham, and L. T. Jones
Editor: J.A. Mallett
Cover picture: The Salmon Gum (Eucalyptus salmonophloia) is found over a large tract of country eastward of a line from Mullewa in the north, through Carnamah, Moora, Brookton and Wagin down to Gnowangerup. Its shining lanceolate leaves and yellowish-pink to almost white bark make it one of our most attractive wheatbelt trees, and its timber is extensively used for mining purposes. The tree attains a height of 75 ft.