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

Authors

S C. Chambers

Keywords

Wheat, Gaeumannomyces graminis, Disease control, Rotations, Esperance region (W.A.), Western Australia

First Page Number

488

Last Page Number

492

Abstract

THE agricultural development of the Esperance Downs was reviewed recently by Shier, Dunne and Fitzpatrick (1963) who indicated the great potential of this region.

They described the establishment of clover ley pastures capable of supporting heavy stocking rates. Crops of oats or linseed also give excellent returns.

Weed-free rotations which include linseed, oats or vetches may reduce wheat losses caused by take-all on the Esperance Downs.

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