Grains and field crops
The agricultural potential of the Forrestania area appears at least equal to that of much of the settled eastern wheatbelt. The scrubplain soils of the Forrestania area have an average yield potential of at least 1 000 kg/ha wheat and carrying capacity of 1.8 to 3.7 sheep per hectare on improved pastures. The use of clover ley rotations would maintain these levels of potential yield. Partial crop failures caused by adverse seasonal conditions could be expected 10 years in every 100.
Cereals, Production possibilities, Water supply, Pastures, Western Australia, Land capability, Forrestania (WA)
McDowell, T E, Mason, M G, Gartrell, J W, Toms, W J, and Laing, I A. (1979), Cereal, pasture legume and water supply prospects at Forrestania : results of experimental work east of Hyden, Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 44.
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