AgMemo - Horticulture news, December 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... 

Fighting the spread of citrus gall wasp

The Western Australian citrus industry is concerned about the citrus gall wasp spreading to the main growing regions of the State. DPIRD has started a joint campaign with WA Citrus to stop the spread. 

Industrial hemp crop gets off to a flying start

Nine tons of certified seed from Hemp-it in France has arrived and is expected to help Western Australian farmers from the WA Hemp Growers Co-operative significantly increase the area under industrial hemp crop cultivation.

Investor Ready Incentive Scheme grants help build WA agrifood businesses

One of Western Australia’s best known horticulture enterprises, Manjimup-based Newton Orchards owned by the Giblett family, is about to embark on a new pathway to growth, following support from a State Government Investor Ready Incentive Scheme (IRIS) grant.

Biosecurity Blitz a success with reports flowing in

The community has got on board and contributed to another successful Biosecurity Blitz, with more than 1600 reports submitted during the event from 19 October to 16 November.