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Hollow heart is an internal disorder where a 'lens' or 'star'-shaped cavity forms in the potato tuber.
Matching water supply in the soil to crop demand using good irrigation practice is important to produce a high quality potato crop.
Over-application of fertiliser nutrients can cause growth and quality problems in vegetable crops.
The storage life of fresh fruit and vegetables varies with type, variety and pre-harvest conditions.
When different fruits and vegetables are stored together, one foodstuff may be tainted by odours given off by another.
Hydatid disease is a serious human health concern, caused by cysts of the tapeworm parasite Echinococcus granulosus.
The red and green kangaroo paw is the floral emblem of Western Australia.
Soft rot can cause heavy losses in stored potatoes if not properly managed, creating a perception of poor quality in export seed potato markets.
Mango fruit produced in the Perth area is seasonally the latest in Australia and receives high prices in WA and interstate.
Bleached ornamental plant material provides a striking contrast when arranged with dried or dyed flowers. Bleaching also allows the use of subtle pastel dyes.