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

Keywords

Linseed, Production possibilities, Western Australia

First Page Number

5

Last Page Number

7

Abstract

Linseed has become a forgotten crop in Western Australia. From a peak production of 6 200 tonnes from 12 500 hectares in 1969, and an apparently bright future, it dwindled to a bare 80 tonnes from 250 hectares in 1973.

This article looks at some of the reasons for this decline and, with linseed fetching all-time record prices on world markets, gives reasons why the crop should be grown.

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