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Western Australia remains relatively free of pests and diseases that adversely affect our agricultural industries and environment.

Mango fruit produced in the Perth area is seasonally the latest in Australia and receives high prices in WA and interstate.

This article outlines the non commercial growing of table grapes.

Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) is a serious horticultural pest in Western Australia. It attacks a range of cultivated fruits and some fruiting vegetables.

Aluminium toxicity in the subsurface is the major problem associated with soil acidity in Western Australia.

A small decrease in soil pH represents a large increase in soil acidity.

Selenium (Se) is now recognised as an essential trace element for ruminants.

The blueberry (Vaccinium sp.) is an evergreen perennial shrub, growing up to 3m tall. White or pink flowers are borne in bell-shape clusters on the shoot tips.

A wide range of fruit can be produced throughout the year in Western Australia, providing the pleasure of eating sun ripened fruits fresh from the tree.

Coastal brown ants (Pheidole megacephala), also called big-headed ants, are a major nuisance ant species in Western Australia. They are an urban pest and are often seen in lawns and in bri