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The life of the celery crop is considered in three phases — establishment, rapid growth and maturation — and each phase has specific fertiliser requirements.

Selecting the correct pump for an irrigation system will not only result in better crop production, but save money on running costs over its life.  A poor pump choice may result in damage to the sy

Hollow heart is an internal disorder where a 'lens' or 'star'-shaped cavity forms in the potato tuber.

Capsicums (Capsicum annuum) and chillies (Capsicum frutescens) are cultivated as annual vegetables while the edible parts are botanically fruit. They belong to the Solanaceae fami

Broad beans are a winter-growing leguminous vegetable grown for their large, immature seeds which are a good source of protein, carbohydrate, B group vitamins and fibre.

Matching water supply in the soil to crop demand using good irrigation practice is important to produce a high quality potato crop.

Brooms, including scotch broom and needle leaved broom (Cytisus scoparius, Genista linifolia, Genista monspessulana) that have been designated as Weeds of National Signif

Growing demand for safe, high quality food in Asia and the Middle East is creating a unique opportunity for the agricultural sector in the north.

Read the following articles: DAFWA’s new Food Industry Innovation project; Why WA needs the Food Industry Innovation project; What is...

Over-application of fertiliser nutrients can cause growth and quality problems in vegetable crops.

Welcome to the second edition of the Pilbara Hinterland Agricultural Development Initiative (PHADI) e-newsletter. In this issue we bring you an update from the Woodie Woodie trial site including ...

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

The storage life of fresh fruit and vegetables varies with type, variety and pre-harvest conditions.

Carrot virus Y has been found in carrot crops throughout Australia.

Manganese deficiency is most often seen on well drained neutral or calcareous soils but heavy fertiliser usage can induce it in other soils, particularly after heavy applications of lime.

Growing strawberries as a commercial crop needs attention to detail to achieve the best results. The information below summarises advice on growing strawberries as recommended in Western Australia.

Spinach is a general term for certain vegetables and may refer to plants from five different families.

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13 May 2016

Agribusiness Sheep Updates 2016 will be held in Perth on 30 August 2016. More details to follow. 

Potato leafminer fly is a potato pest in Indonesia but does not occur in Western Australia. Natural enemies help control it.

Australia’s ability to sell livestock and livestock products depends on evidence from our surveillance systems that we are free of livestock diseases that are reportable or which affect trade. To...


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