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Nematodes can feed on root tissues of a wide range of plant species and lead to root damage which can result in significant crop yield loss.
Strawberries are grown mostly as an annual crop in Western Australia.
The Department of Agriculture and Food aims to support the success of the Western Australian food and agribusiness industry.
This page contains useful information about one-leaf Cape tulip (Moraea flaccida) and the two-leaf Cape tulip (Moraea miniata) and how to identify them.
Control methods for one-leaf cape tulip (Moraea flaccida, previously Homeria flaccida).
Mango seed weevil (Sternochetus mangiferae) is an exotic pest to Western Australia.
Water movement patterns on the soil surface may not be a good guide to what is happening below the surface and can lead to inefficient irrigation.
Optimum irrigation with good quality water is needed to maximise yields of potatoes. Poor irrigation can lower yield, distort tubers and encourage development of some diseases.
Research to minimise the impact of bush flies will enter its final stages this winter with the relocation of a species of dung beetle to the Mid-West.
The life of the celery crop is considered in three phases — establishment, rapid growth and maturation — and each phase has specific fertiliser requirements.