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

  • Septoria spot (Septoria citri) is a serious pest of citrus that can affect external fruit quality. This pest is not known to occur in Western Australia.

  • Mites (Acari) are arthropods, a group that includes insects and spiders. Some mites are large enough to be visible to the naked eye while others can only be seen with a hand lens or microscope.

  • Mites of the Tetranychidae family (commonly known as spider mites) include some important pests of economic concern to agriculture and forestry.

  • Dragon fruit, also known as sweet pitahaya, is a stunning looking tropical fruit borne on arboreal cacti with a demonstrated potential for Carnarvon.

  • Symptoms of zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium deficiency are often seen in apple and pear trees in Western Australian orchards.

  • Citrus ‘whiteflies’ or ‘snow flies’ (Aleyrodidae) resemble small, white moths, but actually belong to a group (Hemiptera) closely related to lerp insects, aphids and scales.

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