This report provides the underpinning information to help improve the long term profitability of wheat cropping. It documents the realistic potential yield of the 18 million hectares of agricultural land in the South West of Western Australia and the gap between this potential and the actual yields, based on shire averages. This report also summarises major land management constraints that limit the yield potential. This information can be used to aid strategic planning at different levels, for example state, shire and, with care, as a starting point for farm planning.
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Wheat yields, land management, soils
van Gool, D. (2011), Wheat yield potential and land management constraints in the South West of Western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Report 376.
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On 24 November 2016, a correction was made on pages 4 and 6: 2001 was a dry year, not an average year.