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

Authors

Keywords

Western Australia, Kimberley Research Station, Ord River.

First Page Number

239

Last Page Number

258

Abstract

The Kimberley Research Station was established in 1945 following upon proposals to dam the Ord River where it passes through a gorge in the Carr Boyd Ranges. Land reconnaissance and soil surveys indicate that an area of between 100,000 and 200,000 acres of potentially irrigable soils is available, which could possibly be utilised for intensive agricultural settlement.

I. INTRODUCTION

Background, starring and policy

II. SUGAR CANE

(a) Reasons for investigation (b) Results of investigation (c) Conclusions and comparisons

III. RICE

IV. NATURAL HAZARDS IN RELATION TO GRAIN CROPS

V. OTHER GRAINS

(a) Sorghum (b) Millets (c) Maize (d) Wheat, oats and barley VI. COTTON

VII. OTHER FIBRES

VIII. OILSEEDS (a) Peanuts (b) Linseed (c) Safflower (d) Sunflowers

IX. PASTURES, FODDERS AND CATTLE

X. GENERAL MATTERS

(a) Rain grown crops (b) Irrigation (c) Mechanical properties of soil (d) Minor crops and introductions

XI. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL OF THE AREA

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