Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Tobacco varieties, Cross hickory, Virginia gold, Silver dollar, Bottom special, Broadleaf, Delcrest

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With the advent of a number of new varieties into the district, several problems have arisen, and this article is being written in an endeavour to set down just what is known of the varieties being tested. In order to make definite recommendations regarding a certain variety of tobacco, it requires to be tested under a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. To cover as wide a range of weather conditions as possible, the variety needs to be grown for three years before any real recommendation is warranted. To cover a wide range of soil types, trials have been conducted in several areas over the past two years and results are being accumulated.