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Coarse grain growers may lose $6m.

(1974) Coarse grain growers may lose $6m. Farmers Weekly, 28 November 1974. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses where West Australian coarse grain growers are expected to suffer about 70,000 tonnes in lost productivity this year.
Mr. H.S. Whittington, Farmers' Union coarse grain section president, said as his own experience suggested, seasonal conditions crop loss could be reality due to plant diseases.
Indications show that water-logging of crops was associated with the production of ethylene gas causing poor root growth in some WA cereal crops.
Mr. Whittington said that Professor Michael Dilworth, associate professor of biology at the University of Western Australia had found ethylene in water samples collected on his Brookton property.
Research in Europe has linked ethylene with poor root growth, but no studies have been made in Australia of the harmful effects of ethylene.

This article contains one photograph of Mr. H.S. Whittington and Professor Michael Dilworth.

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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
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58263
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