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Three new mango varieties have been developed by the National Mango Breeding Program (NMBP). NMBP-1243 is a hybrid cross between Irwin and Kensington Pride (KP).
The Australian National Mango Breeding Program was initiated in 1994 between four state, territory and federal agricultural organisations.
Establishing a healthy, productive orchard requires planning and preparation.
Bananas need a lot of water to grow well. To irrigate the crop efficiently you need to measure soil water content.
Selecting the right rootstock for your orchard is one of the most important decisions you will have to make.
Many new navel and Valencia orange varieties have become available in recent years and are currently being evaluated under West Australian conditions.
For bananas on the Ord River Irrigation Area, length of time to emergence and harvesting depend on air temperature, planting time and sucker management.
Higher banana plant densities are used in the Ord River Irrigation Area than other growing areas to modify canopy microclimates.
Tissue culture is the best method for propagating bananas. It ensures they are true to type and free from pests and diseases.
The Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) is suitable for growing bananas.