Tree planting machinery

Sheep in a paddock

Wheat harvester

The Kulin Region is one of the most agriculturally productive districts in the WA Wheatbelt. Agriculture in the Kulin region relies on an annual rainfall of 350mm, of which 75% falls during the growing season. Soil types are very mixed – from sandplain and sandy duplex soils, through to loamy gravels and grey clay. Cropping occupies approximately two thirds of the land use though this can vary from 50% through to 100%. Wheat is by far the major crop grown, followed by barley. Canola, lupins and field peas are also grown in rotation to provide improved soil nutrition and weed control.  Pasture for stock grazing is the other major land use which provides benefits for cropping as well as diversification of income.

Agricultural Calendar

Seeding: Mid April - June

Harvesting: November - December

Main Shearing: Mid January – March and July - October

Lambing: April-May (Autumn) and May-June (Winter)

Hay Baling: September – October

Natural Resource Management, Conservation and Landcare

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the sustainable management of Australia's natural resources (our land, water, marine and biological systems). NRM is vital to ensure our ongoing social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Many landholders and community members in the Kulin Region are very proactive in helping to care for the environment which supports the main industry for the region – agriculture.

The Shire of Kulin falls under both the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management and South West Catchments Council regions. There are many NRM organisations who can offer a range of support services and resources for individuals, groups and organisations involved in NRM or looking to undertake an NRM/conservation project. They can also assist in funding applications and grants.

Useful Contacts

Wheatbelt NRM (Northam)

Phone (08) 9670 3100

South West Catchments Council (Narrogin Office)

Phone 08 9881 0202

Department of Parks and Wildlife

Phone (08) 9881 9200
Address Narrogin District Office
PO Box 100
Hough Street
Narrogin WA 6312

WWF Australia

WWF Australia is an independent conservation organisation which works with the community and land mangers to sustainably manage and protect wildlife. 

Phone 08 9387 6444