AgMemo - Horticulture news, December 2017

Page last updated: Thursday, 7 December 2017 - 10:44am

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...

High potential markets for WA fruits

Western Australian fruit production is currently worth $480 million annually and has grown by 62% in value of production and 250% in value of exports over the past four years.

New mango varieties to market

Three new mango hybrid varieties have been harvested and sent to market for the first time.

Jujube industry set up for success

DPIRD has completed a two year project looking at overcoming barriers to develop the jujube industry in Australia.

Soil moisture monitoring to fine-tune irrigation scheduling

Determining how water moves through soil and is used by plants following irrigation is difficult.

Stable fly expert visits WA

Western Australian research into controlling stable fly is some the most innovative on-ground work in the world, according to international stable fly expert Dr David Taylor.

Mowanjum field day hailed a success

A Premier Award-winning flagship irrigation trial was open to industry during the Mowanjum Field Day held at the end of last month.