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Western Australia has many insect and mollusc pests (snails and slugs) that can affect the quality and yield of vegetable brassicas crops.
Turnip mosaic virus, cauliflower mosaic virus and beet western yellows virus occasionally cause significant economic loss in vegetable brassica crops such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese
Respiration and transpiration are the most important postharvest processes affecting storage life and quality of vegetables.
The beet cyst nematode is a pest that can cause significant yield loss to brassicas and some other vegetable crops.
Leaf beetle is a pest of cabbages in Indonesia but not Western Australia.
Striped cabbage heart caterpillar, also known as cabbage centre grub, is a pest of cabbages in Indonesia and Western Australia.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia has worked with the Indonesian potato industry to increase the productivity of their crops planted with WA seed potatoes.
Diamondback moth is a major pest of cabbage crops in both Indonesia and Western Australia.
3Phase is a fertiliser program for growing lettuce, celery, cabbage and broccoli on sandy soils under irrigation.
Fertiliser is a major input cost for vegetable growers. Vegetable growers need to gain maximum yield for the fertiliser applied.