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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4
Vegetables, Market gardens, Cultural methods, Sandy soils, Perth region (W.A.), Western Australia
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MARKET gardening with sprinkler irrigation on deep sandy soils around Perth is really a commercial application of hydroponics or sand culture principles.
Provision of a continuous and adequate supply of nitrogen is the major problem. Peat swamps scattered among the sandy areas have higher natural fertility. However, their common problems are drainage, acidity ("sourness"), salt and various special soil deficiencies. Over-liming of acid swamps can cause new problems.
Jones, L T.
"Commercial vegetable growing in the Perth metropolitan region,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1:
5, Article 2.
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