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

  • The crop sowing guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.

  • 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

  • DPIRD staff are conducting an annual integrated surveillance and monitoring program for foliar diseases of cereal, oilseeds and pulses in WA cropping zones.

  • Information is provided here to assist management of diseases and viruses that occur in broadacre crops grown in Western Australia - cereals (wheat, barley, oats and triticale), pulses (field pea,

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

  • The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.

  • Cockchafers belonging to the genus Heteronyx are typically not regarded as a pest of agriculture. However, two have been seen as occasional pests, with H.

  • 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.

  • The Western Australian grain industry is a major contributor to the agrifood sector and the Australian economy.

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