Fruit

Western Australia’s fruit growing industries extend from Kununurra in the far north to Albany on the cool south coast.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development works closely with industry to improve efficiency and increase returns from the farm gate to export markets.

Strawberries are the highest value export, supplying around two-thirds of the Australian total. Key markets in the last year were Singapore and New Zealand followed by Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

Steady growth is occurring in the avocado, citrus and mango industries due to additional plantings and efficient production.

Articles

  • Horticulturalists in Western Australia are now able to apply for grants of up to $300 000 to install new or replace damaged netting, under the Commonwealth Government’s Horticultural Netting Infras

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is one of the world’s worst fruit pests, attacking a wide range of fruits, and some fruiting vegetables and ornamental plants.

  • The Australian National Mango Breeding Program was initiated in 1994 between four state, territory and federal agricultural organisations.

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-4069 is a hybrid cross from parents Van Dyke and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-1243 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP).

    NMBP-1201 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

  • Tropical agriculture on the Ord River in Western Australia's Kimberley region began in 1941.

  • The strength of the Australian citrus industry and its profile in domestic and export markets rely heavily on the consistency and taste of its products.

  • Measures approved by the Department’s Chief Plant Biosecurity Officer for commercially produced host fruit or plants moved from the wider quarantine area to other areas within Western Australia, fo

  • Queensland fruit fly (Qfly, Bactrocera tryoni) is considered to be one of the most serious pests of fruit and vegetables in Australia.

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