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1976 Australia Two Dollars – HPJ

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This note is the Gothic font centre thread variety.

This note has some miniscule spots on back and front as well as a tiny mark on the forehead of Farrer.

Otherwise virtually uncirculated.

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Obverse: John Macarthur (1766 – 11 April 1834) was a soldier, entrepreneur, politician and pioneer of the Australian wool industry.

Reverse:William James Farrer (3 April 1845 – 16 April 1906) was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder. Farrer is best remembered as the originator of the “Federation” strain of wheat, distributed in 1903. His work resulted in significant improvements in both the quality and crop yields of Australia’s national wheat harvest, a contribution for which he earned the title ‘father of the Australian wheat industry’.

Watermark: Captain Cook in left panel

History

World’s most productive wheat farms and farmers

The average world farm yield for wheat was 3.1 tonnes per hectare, in 2010.

Dutch wheat farms were the most productive in 2010, with a nationwide average of 8.9 tonnes per hectare. Belgium was a close second.

Various regions of the world hold wheat production yield contests every year. Yields above 12 tonnes per hectare are routinely achieved in many parts of the world.

Chris Dennison of Oamaru, New Zealand, set a world record for wheat yield in 2003 at 15.015 tonnes per hectare (223 bushels/acre).

In 2010, this record was surpassed by another New Zealand farmer, Michael Solari, with 15.636 tonnes per hectare (232.64 bushels/acre) at Otama, Gore

Australia is the worlds 6th largest wheat producer with the top 2 being China and India.

*All details taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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