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.

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

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

  • Monitoring a citrus orchard to gain some knowledge of the effectiveness of nutrition programs can be difficult, expensive and time consuming.  It is, however, the only way a valid assessment can be

  • Western Australian citrus production is concentrated north and south of Perth and further north around Kununurra and Carnarvon.

  • Correct nutrition of citrus trees is essential if they are to crop and perform to their maximum potential.

  • Almost all of WA citrus fruit is sold in the local market. Fruit has been sent to export markets since 2015 and is increasing.

  • Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) staff can assist with citrus-related information in addition to a broader group of contacts and links to the national citrus indust

  • Gibberellic acid (GA) is used in citrus orchards to manipulate flowering and fruit development and reduce the incidence and/or severity of some physiological disorders that occur due to environment

  • The long-term sustainability of the Western Australian (WA) citrus industry relies on investment in research and development that will provide solutions for tomorrow's issues.

  • Most citrus fruit are well suited to the climatic conditions of the Perth metropolitan area and south west, Western Australia.

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