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Horticulture research and innovation has been boosted at the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development with the appointment of two high calibre lead scientists.
A research project examining the potential for native flies to supplement bees as pollinators of horticulture crops is creating a buzz.
New mango varieties bred in Australia are showing promise with consumers, according to a research study.
Avocado fruits are affected by two diseases: stem end rots and body rots.
The fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a plant pest that can damage a wide variety of crops.
Two documents on Australian truffle orchard pest and diseases are available to download.
Papaya sticky disease (caused by the combined action of Papaya meleira virus and Papaya meleira virus 2) can spread rapidly through plantings, making the fruit unattractive and unmarketable. This p
Avocado trees are very vigorous and can rapidly overgrow their permitted space in the orchard.
Avocado trees are highly susceptible to attack from the water mould Phytophthora cinnamomi that causes phytophthora root rot.