New horticulture crops

Fashions come and go in many agricultural crops as consumers become interested in new tastes, and niches are found or extended for existing crops from other environments.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is currently working with the truffle and green tea industries around Manjimup in the South-West of the state to help overcome production and quality issues.

Development of these and other new industries offer land owners opportunities for greater flexibility and profitability in a challenging marketplace.

Articles

  • This page aims to assist growers to consistently deliver quality jujubes to consumers.

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines recommendations for irrigating jujubes in Western Australia. 

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines fertiliser recommendations for jujubes in Western Australia.

  • Jujubes are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page provides an overview of propagation techniques.

  • This page provides links to the best available information on particular horticultural crops.

  • This page identifies insects, other related pests and molluscs, and diseases of both truffles and their tree hosts in Australian truffle orchards.

  • On-farm hygiene is about minimising the risk of unwanted plant, animal and microbiological organisms entering your property and causing problems.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has been supporting the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2, now known as the Goomig Farmlands, in Western Australia’s Kimberley

  • This article outlines the conditions for growing truffles in the South-West of Western Australia.

  • Carob moth (also known as the date, almond, and locust bean moth) is a major pest of carobs in Western Australia (WA).