Land capability for grazing in the south west of Western Australia based on analysis and interpretation of the best available soil-landscape mapping dataset (DPIRD-027).
This assessment covers the grazing of sheep and cattle on broadscale dryland (i.e. nonirrigated) pastures in agricultural areas (receiving an average annual rainfall more than 350 mm).
Land capability refers to the ability of land to support a type of land use without causing damage.
See DAFWA Resource Management Technical Report 298 for a description of the qualities assessed and the methodology involved.
Capability ratings do not take into account factors such as the availability and quality of water supplies for irrigation or climatic risks such as frost or heat stress. Such factors need to be considered as a separate layer of information.