AgMemo - Horticulture news, April 2018

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

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In this edition...

Industry plans to help growers manage TPP

It’s critical for industries affected by the Tomato potato psyllid (TPP) to develop and implement management plans to effectively control TPP.

Check for six-spotted mite now to protect next season’s crops

Producers have been reminded to check their crops for six-spotted mite (SSM), a pest that can cause severe defoliation in avocado orchards and grapevines.

Is protected cropping the future for WA horticulture?

Western Australian growers using or with an interest in protected cropping and soilless agriculture are invited to a statewide forum into the future role of this type of farming.  

Utilising drone technology

The Carnarvon horticulture industry has recently been involved in a project trial funded by the Japanese Government looking at the use of automatically operated drones to detect pest and disease incidence on farms.

South West industry backs irrigation scheme

Local food growers in the Manjimup-Pemberton area have shown their support to a proposed irrigation scheme by signing up to the water sales process as part of the Southern Forests (SF) Irrigation Scheme project.