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


B J. Quinlivan


Pastures, Seed production, Marketing, Production possibilities, Western Australia

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Like other farming and grazing industries, pasture seed production has its share of booms and slumps —perhaps more than its share. In Western Australia, the industry reached a high point during the mid-1960's when land development along the south and west coastal districts was at its height.

The drought year of 1969 and the subsequent rural depression saw pasture seed production fall to its lowest level for ten years and it is only in the last 12 months that there has been a revival.

With the sudden upsurge of interest last summer there will be many potential seed producers now wondering about the future, and it is therefore an appropriate time to attempt some predictions.