Crops

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development continues to support the growth and international competitiveness of all crop industries in Western Australia.

With a 2400 kilometre span from its tropical north to its temperate south, WA supports a broad range of cropping industries from rain-fed winter cereals through to irrigated horticultural crops.

In the 2012/13 year the WA cropping industries exported a total of $3.9 billion which comprised: $3.1 billion of cereals, $859 million of pulses, pastures and oilseeds, $142 million of horticultural crops. The major contributors to these exports were wheat ($2.7 billion), canola ($756 million), barley ($377 million), lupins ($42 million), carrots at $48 million, oats ($12 million), and strawberries at $5.5 million.

Articles

  • Papaya sticky disease (caused by the combined action of Papaya meleira virus and Papaya meleira virus 2) can spread rapidly through plantings, making the fruit unattractive and unmarketable. This p

  • Jujubes are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page provides an overview of propagation techniques.

  • This page aims to assist growers to consistently deliver quality jujubes to consumers.

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines recommendations for irrigating jujubes in WA.

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia. This page outlines fertiliser recommendations for jujubes in Western Australia.

  • Jujubes (or Chinese dates) are a new horticultural industry in Western Australia.

  • Carpophilus, also known as driedfruit beetles, are a worldwide pest of fruits, both pre- and post-harvest, and grains.

  • Psa (Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae) is a disease of kiwifruit that can spread rapidly through kiwifruit orchards and kill many vines.

  • Blueberry rust (Thekopsora minima) is a fungal disease which affects plants in the Ericaceae plant family, including blueberries, cranberries and rhododendrons.

  • Brown spot is a fungal disease caused by Nothophoma quercina. It affects jujubes in Western Australia and has been reported in olives, pistachios and Chinese quince in other countries.