Production & postharvest

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development contributes to the productivity, profitability and sustainability of plant-based agriculture. From broad scale dryland cropping systems to intensive irrigated production, we work with industry and business to address challenges in plant production through research and development, knowledge transfer and government policy settings.

Articles

  • Fifteen projects will share in $582,800 in funding through the eConnected Grainbelt Project’s new WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program.

  • DDLS Seed Testing and Certification is a leading service provider in the field of seed certification.

  • The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DDLS) - Seed Testing and Certification provides a variety of services including seed testing, crop and

  • DDLS Seed Testing and Certification offers a wide range of tests to assess the quality of your seed.

  • The oat industry delivers nearly $200 million to the state economy each year through oats for human consumption and feed.

  • Maintaining the quality of grain that has been grown is all about the correct and timely harvesting of the grain and its management and storage once removed from the paddock.

  • A blue colouring in the aleurone layer of barley grain (the layer immediately below the husk) may be present in some varieties.

  • When different fruits and vegetables are stored together, one foodstuff may be tainted by odours given off by another.