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.


  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is planning for the future of irrigated agriculture development in the Pilbara

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

  • 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 page and attached reports are part of the assessments for expansion of Ord River Irrigation in Western Australia’s Kimberley region: the 6000 hectares of red loamy soils – the Cockatoo Sands –

  • Nearly all biofuel systems (mainly biodiesel and bioethanol) produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels (diesel and petrol derived from fossil oil).