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

Article Title

Peanuts for the Ord

Keywords

Groundnuts, Ord River region (W.A.), Western Australia

First Page Number

19

Last Page Number

20

Abstract

Peanuts were extensively tested in experiments on the Ord River in the early 1950s, but it is only recently that varieties better adapted to heavier soils have re-opened prospects of commercial production.

The new varieties remain dormant after maturity and an irrigation just before harvesting allows the crop to be lifted with the soil friable enough to reduce harvesting losses and the amount of soil sticking to the kernels.

These varieties have been extensively tested in Department of Agriculture trials at Kimberley Research Station since 1958, and preliminary recommendations for crop production and pest and disease control have been formulated.

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