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

Article Title

Broom millet

Authors

F. E. Ryan

Keywords

Broom millet, Growing cereals, Straw-brooms

First Page Number

593

Last Page Number

596

Abstract

Revised from Leaflet No. 799 by H. G. Elliott

The "straws" in the "straw-broom" found in the average Western Australian household are the seed stalks of the broom millet plant. Supplies of "broom" for the manufacture of household brooms and brushes are purchased from growers in the Eastern States of Australia, particularly from Victoria, but from time to time supplies are scarce. The value of this crop is dependent on the price of broom and in periods of scarcity high prices are paid. It can be grown on summer moist soils in Western Australia and with high prices, can provide remunerative returns per acre.

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