Western Australia, Tobacco notes, January-February, Wheatbelt notes, Horticultural notes, Beekeepers' notes, Veterinary notes, Poultry notes
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Now that the plant is fully grown and leaves are maturing, growers should be on the way towards commencement of harvesting and curing. These operations can seriously reduce the value of a good crop if handled carelessly. If you have an even crop and are using inexperienced labour, it is possible to go around the crop the day before harvest and say how many leaves are to be picked from each plant. There may be from two to five. In an uneven crop this is impossible.
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 1
, Article 21.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol1/iss6/21