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Much of the Western Australia's wheatbelt has experienced a very dry 2018–2019 summer leaving very little stored moisture at present (DPIRD, May seasonal report 2019). Yield potential varies significantly between locations in Western Australia. This article uses the Agricultural Production System

AgMemo May 2019

AgMemo is the department’s flagship  newsletter - keeping subscribers across the state up to date with the department’s activities, news and advice. In this edition: 2019 dry season resources; expert for a day, state barrier fence Albany extension; Curtin Ignition scholarships. Click through to...

Pastures from Space estimates green feed-on-offer (FOO) and the pasture growth rate (PGR). The FOO is the above-ground green pasture biomass expressed as kg/ha and PGR is the current rate of pasture growth in kg/ha per day. The information comes from the MODIS satellite.

In September last year, eight growers from Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement group (MADFIG) embarked on a four day ‘Tools and Technology’ study tour interstate. The tour was organised as an ‘extra event’ in MADFIG’s eConnected project.

Ovine Observer May 2019

This edition includes articles on:

Ovine Observer survey results
Factors important to the adoption of mobile applications for agriculture
Consumer overall liking scores of new season and old season lamb varies across cuts
Reproductive wastage in young ewes

The $580,000 WA Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg Grant Program (Program) is focused on demonstrating agricultural digital technology (ag-tech) solutions to WA growers and school students in the grains industry.

Soil moisture probes can assist in making better decisions around nitrogen management, risk mitigation, marketing and crop potential. 

They help you to find out:

- how much water you have in your soil water bucket at critical times;

There is a lot of buzz and hype regarding the coming availability of 5G mobile services, anticipated to occur later this year.

Expectations are high, perpetuated by articles regularly appearing in the media.

By Kathryn Fleay, CEO, MIG

In late February a group of Mingenew Irwin Group (MIG) members and staff with an interest in agricultural technology attended the inaugural evokeAG conference in Melbourne, with support from DPIRD’s eConnected project.

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