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A simple model to forecast wheat yield in Western Australia

Stephens, D.J., Lyons, T.J. and Lamond, M.H. (1989) A simple model to forecast wheat yield in Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 71 (2 & 3). pp. 77-81.

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Stress, defined as the lack of sufficient water to maintain maximum growth rates and yields, has long been recognized as a dominant factor in Australian wheat yield. Thus, by relating stress to crop yield and incorporating seasonal forecasts, a simple predictive crop model can be developed, the data requirements of which are commensurate with available meteorological seasonal forecasts. Such a model has been applied to the Merredin district of Western Australia and its potential is illustrated through the use of yield hindcasts for the 1984-1986 seasons.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Royal Society of Western Australia
Copyright: © Royal Society of Western Australia
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