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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.
It is important to remain vigilant in the control of diamondback moth and prevent insecticide resistance.
Respiration and transpiration are the most important postharvest processes affecting storage life and quality of vegetables.
White blister is a fungal disease caused by Albugo candida. It affects many brassica crops including broccoli and cauliflower and some brassica weeds.
Whitefly is a relatively minor pest of potato and cabbage crops in both Indonesia and Western Australia.
Fertiliser is a major input cost for vegetable growers. Vegetable growers need to gain maximum yield for the fertiliser applied.
3Phase is a fertiliser program for growing lettuce, celery, cabbage and broccoli on sandy soils under irrigation.
The beet cyst nematode is a pest that can cause significant yield loss to brassicas and some other vegetable 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
The life of the cabbage crop is considered in three phases — establishment, rapid growth and maturation — and each phase has specific fertiliser requirements.