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Wheat - planting and harvesting continued

As wheat farming became increasingly important to the economy of the State more effort was placed on improving the variety of wheat grown. Nabawa - the first variety of wheat produced specially for Western Australian conditions - was released in 1924. At the same time alternative crops like lupins and oats were experimented with as a way of helping wheat farmers to supplement their incomes.
Throughout the 1920s the level of mechanisation on Western Australian farms slowly increased. Tractors drawing ploughs and harvesters became a more common sight on the land. The Sunshine harvester came into use, as did machinery for drilling wheat.
Bags of wheat continued to be used by farmers for storing and transporting their harvest throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

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