Postharvest

From broad scale dryland cropping systems to intensive irrigated production the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development 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. The department provides information on optimal conditions for storage, including chilling and pest management as well as information on biosecurity in relation to export commodities.

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  • 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.

  • 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