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

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Flax trials, 1956-57


Flax trials, Row spacing, Seeding rates, Fertilisers, Boyup Brook

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In overseas countries where flax is grown for fibre it is planted at higher rates of seeding, closer row spacing and higher rates of fertiliser, particularly potash, are used, than in this State. Early in 1956 it was decided to carry out some exploratory trials with fibre flax in the Boyup Brook district, to determine the effects of rates of seeding, drill spacing, together with rates of potash on the yields of flax straw, as well as yield and quality of the fibre produced from the straw with the various treatments. Trials were carried out in 1956-57