Postharvest

From broad scale dryland cropping systems to intensive irrigated production the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) works with industry and business to ensure market access locally, interstate and internationally for Western Australian produce.

Handling and storage postharvest is vital to maintaining quality of produce. DAFWA provides information on optimal conditions for storage, including chilling and pest management as well as information on biosecurity in relation to export commodities.

Articles

  • 12 July 2017

    The field establishment of grain crops is the percentage of the sown seed that goes on to produce established plants. At sowing, management and environment are the key issues.

  • 17 July 2017

    Grain stored on farms for seed or livestock feed is an important investment. Protecting the grain from insect attack can be regarded as an exercise in income protection.

  • 12 July 2017

    There are many aspects to consider when seeding grain crops at the break of the season.

  • 13 September 2017

    Summer weeds can rob subsequent crops of soil nitrogen and stored soil water. They can also reduce crop emergence by causing physical and/or chemical interfence at seeding time.

  • 18 September 2017

    The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food ind

  • 17 August 2017

    DDLS Seed Testing and Certification offers a wide range of tests to assess the quality of your seed.

  • 17 July 2017

    Several Western Australian farmers have stored grain underground with minimal deterioration for up to 11 years.

  • 9 December 2016

    Correct postharvest handling is essential to maximise vase life and maintain flower and foliage quality.

  • 4 November 2016

    Exhibiting fruit and vegetables at shows is a popular activity.

  • 14 October 2016

    Carrots are susceptible to a number of postharvest diseases and disorders, many of which can be controlled by good management in the field and in storage.

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