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Wheat - Innovations continued

The first deliveries of wheat in bulk at Korrelocking were made in 1925, a sight which became more common throughout the Western Australian wheat belt as the decade progressed. Farmers soon began transporting wheat in bulk throughout the State.

Other innovations were essential to the development of wheat production. Through the introduction of superphosphates much marginal farming land has been made viable. Although first imported to Western Australia in 1894, trials with cereal crops did not begin until 1899. The results from those trials saw superphosphate quickly become an essential component in many types of farming.

By 1910 large amounts of superphosphate were being imported to Western Australia by the two main companies - Cuming Smith and Co. and Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Co.  The use of superphosphate in topdressing soil also played a significant role in estabilising the dairy industry of the South-West, in particular.

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