Sorghum, Cropping systems, Production possibilities, Ord River region (W.A.), Western Australia
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High temperatures and ample irrigation water allow grain sorghum to be grown throughout the year on the Ord River Irrigation Area, and observations in 1969-70 indicated that it may be possible in this area to produce three crops in one year from one planting, by ratoon cropping.
This article describes the technique and discusses its possibilities on the Ord.
The sorghum midge, one of the worst pests of sorghum, could well make ratoon cropping impossible, but the midge has not yet been seen in this area.
May, P J.
"Grain sorghum in the Ord Valley : three crops a year?,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 12:
4, Article 13.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol12/iss4/13