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Inspect grain for seeding when buying - Whittington

(1976) Inspect grain for seeding when buying - Whittington. The Farmers Weekly, 12 February 1976. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses a recommendation that all farmers thoroughly inspect grain purchased for seeding was made at the coarse grains annual conference at the Subiaco Civic Centre, by section president, Mr. H.S. Whittington.
Mr. Whittington referred to the problems of doublegee in pedigree seeds in new releases of oats from the Department of Agriculture.
Pedigree barley seed was found to contain several varieties of two-row barley, one six-row, some oats and a little wheat.
These issues have been taken up by the Department and assurances have been obtained that they would occur again.
It was a fact that some farms which did not have doublegee on them before, were now infected.

This article contains two images, one portrait of Mr. L.A. Mott, Mr. R.I. Sewell and Mr. H. Whittington; one portrait of Mr. D.W. Duttson and Mr. R. Stagg.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1976 The Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58135
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