Western Australia, Kimberley Research Station, Ord River.
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The Kimberley Research Station was established in 1945 following upon proposals to dam the Ord River where it passes through a gorge in the Carr Boyd Ranges. Land reconnaissance and soil surveys indicate that an area of between 100,000 and 200,000 acres of potentially irrigable soils is available, which could possibly be utilised for intensive agricultural settlement.
Background, starring and policy
II. SUGAR CANE
(a) Reasons for investigation (b) Results of investigation (c) Conclusions and comparisons
IV. NATURAL HAZARDS IN RELATION TO GRAIN CROPS
V. OTHER GRAINS
(a) Sorghum (b) Millets (c) Maize (d) Wheat, oats and barley VI. COTTON
VII. OTHER FIBRES
VIII. OILSEEDS (a) Peanuts (b) Linseed (c) Safflower (d) Sunflowers
IX. PASTURES, FODDERS AND CATTLE
X. GENERAL MATTERS
(a) Rain grown crops (b) Irrigation (c) Mechanical properties of soil (d) Minor crops and introductions
XI. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE AGRICULTURAL POTENTIAL OF THE AREA
"Kimberley Research Station - A progress report, November, 1957,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 7:
2, Article 22.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol7/iss2/22