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 Primary Industries and Regional Development 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

  • Brown spot is a fungal disease caused by Nothophoma quercina. It affects jujubes in Western Australia and has been reported in olives, pistachios and Chinese quince in other countries.

  • 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 WA.

  • 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.

  • A bulletin has been produced to assist in the identification of insects and other related pests and molluscs as well as diseases of 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.

  • This page summarises the preliminary soil and groundwater resource assessment findings for the Mantinea Development area, part of the Goomig farmlands in the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2,

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