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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

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Keywords

Western Australia, Cover crops, Orchard notes, March Orchards, April Orchards

First Page Number

41

Last Page Number

43

Abstract

Cover crops should be planted with the first winter rains to ensure satisfactory growth before the cold wet weather sets in. New Zealand Blue Lupins are the favourite crop, particularly amongst citrus orchardists. The lupin is a vigorous plant and produces excellent bulk. Tick beans may be used as an alternative crop and are useful in shaded positions. They are extensively used in commercial vineyards. Field peas may also be planted but the bulk of green material produced is much less than from lupins or tick beans.

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