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Soils of the Vineyard Districts

A number of reports describing soils of vineyard areas were prepared by Nabil Badawy of the former Department of Agriculture in the early 1980s. These soil surveys were conducted in order to describe and map the distribution of the various soil types used for growing grapevines in the former Shires of Stawell and Ararat. The reports summarise soil data and other relevant information for the vineyards surveyed in the Halls Gap, Great Western and Ararat districts.

It was envisaged that the data included in these reports would be used as the basis for initiating future soil-water-plant studies in order to maximise grape production in western Victoria.

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