Citrus

The Western Australian citrus industry primarily supplies the local market with high quality oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, lemons and limes. 

Growing areas range from Kununurra in the north to Harvey in the south with recent expansion and large businesses near Moora. The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia works very closely with the WA Citrus Improvement Group and Fruit West on trialling new varieties and providing other technical assistance.

Fresh citrus is available for much of the year from local orchards and imported at other times. The main local season runs from May to December. 

Articles

  • Determining the size of the crop on citrus trees is an important tool which allows growers to make appropriate management decisions for the upcoming season.

  • Selecting the right rootstock for your orchard is one of the most important decisions you will have to make.

  • Many new navel and Valencia orange varieties have become available in recent years and are currently being evaluated under West Australian conditions.

  • Citrus gall wasp is a pest that affects all citrus species. Citrus tree owners are encouraged to implement control measures on their property to reduce the threat to the citrus industry in Western

  • Pursuant to section 44 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (the Act) the Director General of Agriculture and Food granted temporary approval for new and alternative requ

  • Fruit size is an important feature for accessing desired markets and is largely determined by crop load.  Tree manipulation practices can be used by orchardists at a number of key crop stages to in

  • Pruning is a cultural practice involving the removal of tree branches and limbs.

  • Scheduling irrigation requires an understanding of how much water your soil can hold and how much of that water your crop can use.

  • Drip irrigation is common in modern orchards. For this method of irrigation it is easier to use litres rather than the more traditional unit of millimetres when describing readily available water i

  • Irrigation is one of the most important factors in producing a good yield of quality citrus.

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