Irrigated crops

In areas such as the Ord River Irrigation Area in northern Western Australia, the Department of Agriculture and Food is working with industry in trialling new varieties and agronomic systems for both existing and potentially valuable new crops.

The main crops of current interest include the health food quinoa, rice which is showing considerable potential if disease and variety problems can be overcome, sugar cane which will be the basis of new developments on Ord Stage 2, and cotton which is based on genetically-modified varieties.

Articles

  • Climate change will affect horticultural production in Western Australia (WA) in a number of ways, and the effects will depend on location, soil type, crop type and management.

  • All agricultural industries in Western Australia will need to deal with some level of climate change in the coming decades. The effects of climate change will vary regionally and by enterprise, wit

  • Irrigation is the most important input for Irrigated agriculture affecting performance, yield and quality of crops.  Irrigation design determines the delivery operation and power use efficiency and

  • IrrigateWA is an irrigation app that will assist with the implementation of correct irrigation scheduling for a variety of crops, regions and soil types in Western Australia.

  • 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

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is planning for the future of irrigated agriculture development in the Pilbara, recently completing a three-year investigation into irr

  • The Carnarvon Research Facility is strategically situated between Geraldton and Karratha to provide regional assistance to the agricultural industry in the Mid West of Western Australi an area of a

  • Tropical agriculture on the Ord River in Western Australia's Kimberley region began in 1941.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has played a vital role in the Ord River Irrigation Expansion Stage 2 in the Goomig Farmlands in Western Australia’s Kimberley regi

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) has played a vital role in the Ord River Irrigation Expansion projects in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.