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

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Adjusting farm strategy to allow for seasonal conditions


Cropping systems, Rotations, Economic analysis, Climatic factors, Western Australia

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Changes in the price of wheat did not alter the selection of best rotations on various soils, or the area of crop, in an economic study done by the Department of Agriculture. When determining what area to crop, it is much more important to consider the type of start to the season, the amount of summer rainfall and whether light land can be sown early. If there is a good start to the season, the size of the increase in the area of crop depends on the capacity of seeding gear and the mix of soil classes on the farm.

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