The two swamps, Owingup and Grasmere are practically identical with regard to soil conditions. Grasmere swamp however has been cleared and used for agriculture for some 60 years while Owingup swamp is as yet unalientated. Soils on both swamps consist of mainly organic diatomaceous clay. Findings of the survey indicate that some 2000 acres at Owingup swamp would be suitable for vegetable growing following clearing and draining.
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Soil surveys, Land capability, Grasmere Swamp (WA), Western Australia, Owingup Swamp (WA)
Jones, L T, Malcolm, C V, Fallon, J P, and Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. (1969), The agricultural potential of Owingup Swamp. 1. Soil survey of Owingup Swamp. 2. Comparison of Owingup and Grasmere Swamps. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 2.
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