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Pingelly-Wandering barley growers accept challenge

Whittington, H.S. (1969) Pingelly-Wandering barley growers accept challenge. The Farmers Weekly, 31 July 1969. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains when two-row malting barley was first received in bulk, Pingelly was the place chosen for the trial receival point.
C.B.H. and the Western Australian Barley Marketing Board encountered difficulties, learning from the initial year.
Barley growers in the Pingelly-Wandering area soon accepted the challenge and set about planning a barley crop competition.
This article includes extracts from reports, factors which had a bearing on the crop, such as date of sowing, lighter sowing rate, use of trace elements where necessary.
The article discusses that with all the technology available, it will never eliminate the effects of seasonal conditions, but maintaining a quality of grain to meet world market requirements.

This article contains an entry form sample for the 2-row barley crop competition for 1968.

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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: ©1969 The Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58219
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