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

  • Fruit must meet minimum quality levels to meet consumer expectations and encourage return purchases.

  • Smoke exposure of grapevines and the development of smoke-related characteristics in the resulting wines is an increasing issue for the wine industry.

  • Cauliflower and broccoli crops generally require multiple harvests to remove all marketable curds or heads. By improving the uniformity of plant maturation, crops can be harvested in a single pass.