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Wheatbelt

Wheatbelt

This is as typical a view of the Western Australian Wheatbelt as any. Forty percent of Australia’s wheat harvest comes from Western Australia, much of it from land that was considered too infertile for agriculture until the second half of the 20th century brought greater understanding of the role of trace elements. Massive areas of native vegetation were cleared and at first the results were excellent (at least in purely economic terms).

The longer-term result, however, has been disaster.