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The crop sowing guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.
Much of the Western Australia's wheatbelt has experienced a very dry 2018–2019 summer leaving very little stored moisture at present (DPIRD, May seasonal report 2019). Yield potential varies signif
In 2021 the Department is conducting over 300 research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
The potential yield tool uses seasonal rainfall and decile finishes, calculated from historical data, to calculate the maximum wheat yield possible in the absence of any other constraints.
Variety choice and variety management are key factors for profitable wheat production and this 'essentials' guide provides a guide to assist with these decisions.
Plant available soil water graphs show the amount of soil water accumulated from the start of summer (1 November) through the grain growing season and can be used as a tool in the seasonal decision
In 2018, over 10million tonnes (estimated) of wheat was harvested in Western Australia.
Biochar is a stable, carbon-rich form of charcoal that can be added to soil to sequester carbon and reduce net greenhouse gas emissions.
Spreading clay on light, sandy soils helps to increase soil water holding capacity, retain nutrients and overcome water repellence.
Acid soils cause significant losses in production and biomass, which restricts the ability to sequester carbon.