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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.
This publication provides a snapshot and trends in the production and overseas trade of vegetables from Western Australia.
Onion rust (Puccinia allii) is a disease of plants in the onion family, including onions, garlic, chives, spring onions and leeks.
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) is a very damaging virus disease of tomato crops in tropical and warm temperate regions of the world, causing losses of up to 100%.
Potato virus Y tuber necrosis strain (PVYNTN) causes a serious disease of potatoes called potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease which results in dark unsightly rings on tubers.
Late blight (Phytophthora infestans) is considered the most devastating disease of potatoes worldwide and caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s.
Bacterial wilt (Ralstonia solanacearum) is a serious disease of potatoes that can cause crop losses of more than 90%.
Congratulations to the following applicants who have been selected to be awarded a Potato Industry Assistance Grant (PIAG).
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has called on Fremantle residents to help keep Western Australia free of an unwanted fruit fly.
The Potato Industry Assistance Grants Program has now closed.