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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

L T. Jones

Keywords

Vegetables, Market gardens, Cultural methods, Sandy soils, Perth region (W.A.), Western Australia

First Page Number

373

Last Page Number

381

Abstract

MARKET gardening with sprinkler irrigation on deep sandy soils around Perth is really a commercial application of hydroponics or sand culture principles.

Provision of a continuous and adequate supply of nitrogen is the major problem. Peat swamps scattered among the sandy areas have higher natural fertility. However, their common problems are drainage, acidity ("sourness"), salt and various special soil deficiencies. Over-liming of acid swamps can cause new problems.

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