Production & postharvest

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development contributes to the productivity, profitability and sustainability of plant-based agriculture. From broad scale dryland cropping systems to intensive irrigated production, we work with industry and business to address challenges in plant production through research and development, knowledge transfer and government policy settings.

Articles

  • The Stocktake of Carbon Farming forum was hosted by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development in Perth on Thursday, 10 February 2022.

  • Serious grain losses at harvest reduce the profitability of crops. Grain can be lost at a number of places during harvest.

  • Limiting erosion and stabilising your paddocks will be a priority after a fire.

  • The aim of carbon farming is to sequester more carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Australia's response to climate change.

  • 'Regional Research Agronomy' is the abbreviated working title for the 'Building crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development capacity in regional Western Australia' project

  • The crop sowing guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.

  • Poor, dry seasons can cause crops (cereals, lupins and canola) to be patchy and short.

  • Interest in irrigation management in vegetable production in the South West of Western Australia has increased in recent years.

  • The Australian National Mango Breeding Program was initiated in 1994 between four state, territory and federal agricultural organisations.

  • Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-1243 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).

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