5-Day Southern WA Beef Cattle and Cropping Agricultural Region
In 5 days you will travel over 1100km and visit two leading-edge farmers growing a diversity of agricultural products including sheep, cattle, hay, wheat, herbicide tolerant canola, barley, and lupins.
WA is a world leader in the production of wheat in dryland agriculture. WA soils are some of the most infertile and weathered soils in the world and they are very fragile. We have a 95% adoption of no-tillage and our farms are large and efficient. WA farmers and industry have worked together for many years to provide top quality food in a sustainable manner for the environment. There are almost no organic dryland wheat farmers to speak of.
The sub-climates of southern Western Australia range from dry Mediterranean coastal sand plains to the higher rainfall clay soils of the great southern farms. Your accommodation will take advantage of this unique geography: Two coastal hotel properties with the ocean at your doorstep; a rural community stay in a local hotel – the Great Southern region, one hotel in the bustling capital city of Perth, and another centrally located hotel on the shores of the Swan River in Perth.
Book now for a 5-Day Tour of the Southern WA Agricultural Region. OR, see our 7-Day Tour of the Southern WA Agricultural Region
Cost per person in $AUD
2 persons in 2016
$3,170 per person
4 persons in 2016
10 persons in 2016
Trip Standards Defined
3 nights in 4 star accommodation, 2 nights in 3 star accommodation (rural area). 5 breakfasts, all farm and agricultural industry visits, transport including airport transfers, agricultural scientist accompanying you for 3 days in rural areas. Tour guide accompanying you in city for 2 days. Not included: lunches, beverages. No tipping or gratuities required.
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WA Seasons and when to visit
The best times to view our dryland agriculture are from June to October each year.
Summer weather. Maximum day temperature 25 to 40 degrees Celsius. Minimum night temperature 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. Agricultural produce growing during this period: Grapes, sheep, cattle. It is a very dry period in our year.
Autumn weather. Maximum day temperature 15 to 28 degrees Celsius. Minimum night temperature 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. Crops planted in this autumn period: Wheat, Genetically Modified Canola, Barley, Lupins. Farmers are busy from mid-April to late May with their crop planting program (seeding) so variations to the itinerary may be made. Grape vines dormant.
Winter weather. Maximum daily temperature 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. Minimum night temperature 0 to 10 degrees Celsius. Crops are at tillering and ground cover stage of growth. Recommended time to visit.
Spring weather. Maximum day temperature 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. Minimum night temperature 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. Crops are flowering, filling their seed heads and finishing off ready for harvest by November. Recommended time to visit.
Summer weather. Maximum daily temperature 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. Minimum night temperature 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. Farmers are busy with harvesting program from mid-November to end of December so it is not recommended to visit at this time.
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At Crabtree Agricultural Consulting, we:
Bill is well networked with:
- provide on-farm agronomy services
- conduct workshops and field days
- write about sustainable agriculture
- keep abreast of the latest developments in no-tillage agriculture
- organise worldwide agricultural Study Tours
- conduct on-farm research
- farm 7000 acres of dryland broad acre cropping near Morawa, WA.
Bill is well networked with: