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

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The extension programme


Extension, Fertilizers, Application methods, Peel Inlet (W.A.), Harvey River Estuary (W.A.), Western Australia

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From the start of the Peel-harvey study in 1976, scientific research and extension have been closely linked. Trials, some involving major drainage works, have been set up on about 30 farms and several field days and seminars have been held.

The Peel-Harvey Study Group anticipates that farmer acceptance of the Department of agriculture's recommendations will reduce the phosphorus input to the estuary by 30 to 40 per cent over the next three to five years. At the same time farmers will benefit from modified cultural practices better suited to the sandy soils of the coastal plain.