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Green peach aphid is a virus vector for potato crops in Indonesia and Western Australia, but a minor direct pest.
Black cutworm is a relatively minor pest of potatoes and cabbages in Indonesia and Western Australia.
Cabbage and turnip aphids are relatively minor pests of cabbages in both Indonesia and Western Australia.
Fertiliser is a major input cost for vegetable growers. Vegetable growers need to gain maximum yield for the fertiliser applied.
Diamondback moth can quickly develop resistance to insecticides. If this occurs, chemical options to control them are reduced.
Increasing efficiency of vegetable brassica production is crucial to maintaining competitiveness.
Cauliflower and broccoli crops generally require multiple harvests to remove all marketable curds or heads. By improving the uniformity of plant maturation, crops can be harvested in a single pass.
Soil organic matter influences nutrient supply and water-holding capacity in soil.
DPIRD has evaluated a number of emerging wine grape varieties for their suitability for production in Western Australia.
The department is a key partner in the Grains Research and Development Corporations' (GRDC) National Frost Initiative (NFI) which aims to provide the Australian grains industry with targeted resear