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For many years the import of fresh table grapes into Western Australia was banned due to the possibility of introducing certain important pests and diseases.
Some promising early results are emerging from the More Dollars per Drop apple demonstration site at the Lysters' orchard at Manjimup.
The crusader bug (Mictis profana) is an insect commonly found in citrus, with a wide distribution within Australia, Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific.
The failure of citrus trees to produce a satisfactory crop of fruit even though blossom has been abundant, and the initial set of fruit is apparently normal,
Most individuals presume that they are already weed-aware because of the effort they put into removing weeds from their lawns and flower beds.
Albus lupin (Lupinus albus) has been grown commercially in WA since about 1982, when the variety Kiev Mutant was released.
Spring onions are grown mainly on the Swan Coastal Plain for the Western Australian local market. They differ from shallots and bulb onions as they have small enlarged bulbs with straight, hollow l
Many climbing plants enhance vertical space in the garden, but some can become a serious nuisance for you and your neighbours.
Snow peas and sugar snap peas can be grown throughout the year in the south west of Western Australia. The plants are not affected by frost, but flowers and pods may be damaged.
The bumblebee is familiar to many people who have visited Europe and Tasmania however, this ‘cute’ exotic bee could become a serious pest if it is unwittingly introduced to Western Australia.