WA on the Durum bandwagon

Newly-appointed durum expert Alfredo Impiglia enjoys a bowl of pasta made from WA-grown durum wheat which he expects to become a major crop in the next three years.

The appointment of an Italian durum expert to work with Agriculture WA for three years signalled the commitment to develop this premium crop in the west. Researchers at Agriculture WA have begun development of a durum agronomic package and embarked on testing to identify the best varieties for the region.

Contact: Dr Alfredo Impiglia 08 9690 2000