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Western Australia's access to livestock and livestock product export markets, worth about $2 billion annually, relies on Australia being free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
The poultry biosecurity checklist summarises the actions needed to protect your poultry and the Western Australian poultry industry from the devastating effects of emergency diseases such as avian
Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.
Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestimun) is a subtropical perennial grass with spring to autumn growth.
This article provides the guiding principles to efficient irrigation of avocados.
Many new varieties of mandarins and tangors have become available in Western Australia with desirable traits for consumers such as few or no seeds and loose skin (easy peel).
The production and distribution of avocados is a complex business. Existing and potential growers need to be aware of important issues and regulations, some of which are summarised here.
This page provides a brief overview of the avocado industry in Western Australia, with links to other relevant information.
Avocados have an unusual flowering behaviour that is affected by temperature, particularly cold conditions which can impact on the level of fruit set.
Adequate supplies of quality stock water are just as important as feed supplies during summer, a period when feed and water quantity and quality are at their lowest in the agricultural areas of Wes
By following this guide, you can estimate the amount of water stored in a dam, and how evaporation and water for livestock, spraying and other uses will affect water reserves.
Frost risk occurs virtually every year across southern and eastern agricultural regions. Actual occurrence of frost is determined by location and landscape factors as well as climate.
A new guide has been published to assist cereal growers to identify frost damage and consider crop management decisions.
The department is a key partner in the Grains Research and Development Corporations' (GRDC) National Frost Initiative (NFI) which aims to provide the Australian grains industry with targeted resear
Harvesting a frosted crop brings another layer of complexity to an already busy time of year.
The national project, Determining yield under frost – one degree at a time, aims to determine the relationship between the level of floret sterility (FS) and yield loss in wheat.
Western Australia exports about 80% of its livestock and livestock product annually.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system for January to February 2019 is indicating mixed chances of exceeding median...
The Plan, Prepare and Prosper workshop is a free workshop program designed to assist rural businesses that are involved in farming, fishing and food processing to plan for and manage through variab
Western Australia has laws that control chemical use on livestock. These laws protect people, animals and the environment from harm, and maintain access to overseas markets.