Introduction: policy and planning issues for the Australian wheat industry

Parry, M.L., Carter, T.R., & Konijn, N.T. (1988). Introduction: policy and planning issues for the Australian wheat industry. In: The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture. pp. 673-686 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4 10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4_37.

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The emphasis in Australian agriculture is on large, extensive farming operations, reflecting adaptation to both the physical and economic environments. In general terms, Australia is a flat, dry country with very variable weather conditions, where soils are not highly fertile and the availability of water is a major limiting factor. Such conditions, combined with a small domestic market and the need to export a large proportion of the country’s agricultural products, favor large farms with an emphasis on extensive grazing and cereal growing.

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Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
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