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News2020-04-27T14:31:43+08:00

The future of our food is in the hands of every man, woman and child. The farmer in the paddock and wholesaler at the market, and the consumer in the store, we all have a role to play in providing a food secure future.

When we buy and eat locally, it is fresher for us to eat, better for the environment (less carbon footprint) and it supports the farmer to keep going. That is good news.

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Project aims to find genes that make canola heat tolerant

By |October 19th, 2020|News|

The aim of a five-year Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research project now underway is to identify the genes that make canola heat tolerant. Field trials for this research were planted in New South Wales and Western Australia in 2020. The long-term objective of the research is to provide [...]

Don’t take this years Christmas Dinner for granted!

By |September 17th, 2020|News|

Will you be gobbling roast turkey this Christmas? The Australian turkey industry produces around 5 million turkey every year. This provides roughly $200 million per year to the Australian economy. Finding turkey raised in Western Australia is a difficult during the Christmas period. Turkeys are usually sourced from the Eastern [...]

A rocky road for the Rock Lobster Industry

By |September 16th, 2020|Eat, News, Produce, Sustainability|

Usually, catch quotas for the rock lobster are determined 4 years prior to to the fishing season. This is completed by measuring puerulus settlement (juvenile stage of development). Out of this catch, up to 95% of the rock lobsters caught in WA are exported to China. In January this year, [...]

Growing Importance: Wheat

By |September 14th, 2020|News|

Wheat is the major grain that is produced in WA which contributes $2-3 billion to the state's economy. WA generates approximately 50% of Australia’s total wheat production which is mainly exported to Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The national wheat exports account for 3% of Australia’s total export revenue. Although [...]

Production and Processing of WA Potatoes

By |September 14th, 2020|News|

In Western Australia, there are only 78 potato growers. But did you know that WA still gets fresh potatoes year-round! The potato industry is the second-highest value vegetable crop per year at $54 million. WA has 4 main potato growing regions: Busselton/Marybrook Northern Region (Dandaragan, Lancelin, Gingin, and Baldivis) Manjimup/Pemberton [...]

The Nyoongar six seasons: The fourth season – Makuru

By |August 24th, 2020|News|

Majuru is the coldest and wettest season of the year. This is the season of fertility and runs from June to July. It is characterised by the onset of strong westerly winds. Makuru also sees the flowering of the Sheoak tree (as shown in this picture). During Makuru, the Nyoongar/Noongar people [...]

Picky Shoppers

By |August 24th, 2020|News|

For those wanting a taste in agriculture but not wanting to drive long hours, the suburb of Lesmurdie, Western Australia, is the perfect place to pick your own produce. S&R Orchard is located just outside of Lesmurdie and is a family-friendly orchard. The orchard is involved in various events such [...]

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