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


Western Australia, Rabbit control

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The lower South-West areas have for some time past been regarded as perhaps the most difficult areas in Western Australia from the point of view of rabbit control. The farmer here has to contend with several factors, peculiar to this area, which make his work more difficult. Such obstacles as bracken fern, falling timber, good burrowing soil and a long breeding season combined with small holdings, lack of rabbit control experience, partial use of the cleared areas (tobacco and potato growers) and a low income potential, have rendered the task of rabbit control exceedingly difficult for the average farmer, especially in the Manjimup-Pemberton areas.