Crops

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) continues to support the growth and international competitiveness of all crop industries in Western Australia (WA).

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

  • A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the horticulture sector.

  • Applications are now open for the Potato Industry Assistance Grants program to support growth opportunities for the Western Australian potato industry.

  • 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.

  • Opportunities for WA fruits can be built by identifying export markets with the best potential return, underpinned by demand.

  • A snapshot of some of the latest news and seasonal advice from the department for Western Australian farm businesses in the horticulture sector.

  • Citrus gall wasp is a pest that affects all citrus species. Citrus tree owners are encouraged to implement control measures on their property to reduce the threat to the citrus industry in Western

  • A pest risk assessment of pests with reported occurrences in Australia but which have not established in Western Australia (WA) found 45 pests that were considered priority pest threats to the viti

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

  • Dickeya dianthicola is a serious bacterium that can cause tuber soft rot and blackleg in potatoes, and can also affect some ornamental varieties, chicory and artichoke.

  • Longans (Dimocarpus longan) is a member of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) which includes lychee and rambutan.

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