Groundnuts, Ord River region (W.A.) Peanuts(Arachis hypogeae)
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The peanut industry on the Ord River Irrigation Area is expected to gross about $1.9 million at the end of the decade, a tidy return for an industry that only started truly commercial plantings some six yesrs ago.
At present the Ord River Irrigation Area produces about 2.5 per cent of Australia's total production, but it hopes to increase this to 7 per cent. High yields and plantings on non-staining soils make peanuts one of the most succesful crops grown on the Ord.
McNeil, D L. and Bennett, D. W.
"Peanuts in the Ord,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 28
, Article 9.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol28/iss1/9