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

  • Fifteen projects will share in $582,800 in funding through the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s new WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.

  • DDLS Seed Testing and Certification is a leading service provider in the field of seed certification.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Seed Testing and Certification provides a variety of services including seed testing, crop and

  • DDLS Seed Testing and Certification offers a wide range of tests to assess the quality of your seed.

  • The oat industry delivers nearly $200 million to the state economy each year through oats for human consumption and feed.

  • Maintaining the quality of grain that has been grown is all about the correct and timely harvesting of the grain and its management and storage once removed from the paddock.

  • A blue colouring in the aleurone layer of barley grain (the layer immediately below the husk) may be present in some varieties.

  • When different fruits and vegetables are stored together, one foodstuff may be tainted by odours given off by another.