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

Authors

John Roger Burt

Keywords

Bananas, Carnarvon region (W.A.), Western Australia

First Page Number

50

Last Page Number

54

Abstract

In viewing the semi-arid conditions of the West Gascoyne, visitors are surprised to see a thriving banana industry at the mouth of the Gascoyne River, 930 kilometres north of Perth. The natural vegetation in the plantation area consists mainly of stunted gums, low acacia scrub and salt bush.

Despite the adverse climatic conditions, the average yields of Carnarvon bananas are double those of banana areas in other states.

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