Australian Wheat Agriculture

Cropping Strategies

Initial Development

1840 - 1900

Early Recovery

1900 - 1950

Ley Farming

1950 - 1985

Intensification and Diversification

1985 - Approx. 2020

Events

Wheat Introduced to Adelaide

1839

Wheat Prices Plummet

1937

Wheat Prices Plummet

1975

Wool prices drop

1987

Innovations

Stripper Harvester

1843

Stump Jump Plow

1876

Fallow Introduced

1901

National Wheat Pooling Instituted

1939

Fertilizing rainfed pasture

1951

Field Pea, Fava Bean, Barley

1992

Transgenic Canola Introduced

2009