Vegetables in Western Australia

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Production environment

Vegetables are produced throughout Western Australia from the tropical north near latitude 16°S to the temperate south of the state at 35°S. The main production region is the South West including the Swan Coastal Plain from Gingin (100km north of Perth) to Myalup (100km south of Perth).

The South West also includes production in the Pemberton, Manjimup and Albany areas. Heading north, vegetable production areas are located near Geraldton, Carnarvon, Broome and Kununurra.

Vegetables are grown from the very sandy soils of the coastal plain to loamy clay soils of the Manjimup and Pemberton regions to the river floodplains of the Carnarvon region.

Growers are fortunate that they do not have to manage many pests and diseases that impact on vegetable production in other places in the world. Vegetables in Western Australia are grown using modern integrated pest management (IPM) systems. There is also small-scale organic production.