Separate estimates of the effect of waterlogging on cereal yields were made using rainfall and crop yield statistics, and remote sensing. Both methods showed that waterlogging costs tens of millions of dollars each year in lost crop production in the Upper Great Southern Statistical Division. The costs will be over $100 m in wet years. Losses in pasture production are likely to be of a similar magnitude, but are harder to quantify.
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Upper Great Southern region (WA), Waterlogging, Crop yield, Pastures, Western Australia, Crops, Plant water relations
Wallace, J F, Wheaton, G A, and McFarlane, D J. (1992), Effects of waterlogging on crop and pasture production in the Upper Great Southern, Western Australia. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 86.
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