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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is committed to supporting the Western Australian agriculture and food sector to grow and develop, in order to capitalise on gr
There are two main forms of footrot in sheep and goats: virulent and benign. Both forms are caused by the bacterium Dichelobacter nodosus.
The new Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements have commenced and are referred to as the DRFAWA in Western Australia.
The Western Australian Government Case Study Initiative seeks to assist Western Australian agriculture and food businesses to enhance their export competitiveness. Applications for the case study
Following a fire, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased on bare paddocks.
Gully erosion is a severe form of land degradation affecting infrastructure, paddock management and property access.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is assisting northern beef business decision-making through the provision of seasonally relevant information, including forecas
Rainwater run-off from a roof can provide clear, very soft and low-salinity water.
Irrigation is the most important input for Irrigated agriculture affecting performance, yield and quality of crops. Irrigation design determines the delivery operation and power use efficiency and
Calling a vet to investigate disease protects our markets: The WA Livestock Disease Outlook provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases...
The WA Livestock Disease Outlook - for vets provides information about recent livestock disease cases in Western Australia and diseases likely to occur in the next month. Australia’s...
Irrigating with water of higher salinity than a crop can tolerate results in yield loss and decreased quality.
Climate change will affect horticultural production in Western Australia (WA) in a number of ways, and the effects will depend on location, soil type, crop type and management.
Chlorination effectively reduces problems with water colour, taste and odour, and treats bacterial contamination.
Some pig owners may not be aware that feeding meat and meat products to pigs is illegal in Australia because it could introduce devastating diseases to pigs and other livestock.
Dispersive soils are common in the agricultural area of Western Australia, where they occur mainly as duplex or gradational profiles.
The Grants for Asian Market Export program is a major component of the department’s Asian Market Success project, made possible by State Government investment.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's (DPIRD) network of automatic weather stations and radars throughout the state provide timely, relevant and local weather data to assi
Measurements of water quality and quantity are required for effective planning and monitoring of water supplies for livestock.
Owning livestock on a small property can be for production, pets, lawnmowers or just for lifestyle.