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

  • Western Australian agriculture experiences variability in its winter growing season (May–October): late starts, early finishes and 'dry seasons' with rainfall low enough to cause serious plant and

  • Before committing resources to late sown or emerging crops, you should carefully consider the crop's yield potential.

  • 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.

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