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There appears to be considerable opportunity for the development of organic vegetable production in Western Australia for either fresh or processed product. While a number of growers are successfully producing relatively small quantities of organic vegetables for both domestic and export markets, few large scale commercial growers have sought to capitalise on this opportunity.
Consumer interest in organically grown vegetables has increased rapidly in recent years due largely to concerns relating to food safety, health and the environment. For more information on markets for organic vegetables refer to AGWEST publication “Market Prospects – Organic Carrots and other Vegetables”.
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Organic farming, Organic soils, Weed management, Soil fertility, Pest management, Australia
Food Science | Plant Sciences | Soil Science
McCoy, S. (2001), Organic vegetables : a guide to production. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4517.