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Black spot, or anthracnose disease of grapevines is caused by the fungus Elsinoe ampelina.

Bunch rots of grapes are widespread in Western Australia and reduce yield and quality. Weather conditions and control strategies influence the severity of losses which can vary between vineyards.

Downy mildew, caused by Plasmopara viticola, is a major disease of grapevines that originates from North America.

Downy mildew of grapevines can cause serious crop loss if weather conditions are favourable.

The Western Australian Government has stated its support for pastoralists wanting to sequester carbon through revegetation.

By Kathryn Fleay, CEO, MIG

In Australia it is illegal to feed animal matter to cattle, sheep, goats, deer, alpacas and other ruminant animals. These restrictions are a key part of Australia's ruminant feed ban.

Western Australia exports about 80% of its livestock and livestock product annually.

Ovine brucellosis is a reproductive disease that can affect all breeds of sheep.

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) approved procedure for detection of trematode eggs and Eimeria leuckarti sedimentation method (FEST) on faecal samples.

The Gascoyne Food Bowl Initiative (GFBI) was established in 2012 to increase horticultural production in the area, matched with borefield development.

The Animal welfare regulation newsletter provides information on the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s role in ensuring that all livestock receive appropriate standards...

NRInfo (natural resource information) provides digital mapping and information for natural resources across Western Australia.

The most accurate way to estimate the weed population of a paddock is to count the number of plants in an area of known size at a number of locations.

Shallow relief drains are effective at removing surface water from flooded land. Removing flood water reduces waterlogging and groundwater recharge and improves productivity of the soil.

Fire is integral to many ecosystems in the Western Australian rangelands.

Climate projections for Western Australia (WA) are that average annual temperature will increase by 1.1–2.7°C in a medium-emission scenario, and 2.6–5.1°C in a high-emission scenario by the end of

All agricultural industries in Western Australia will need to deal with some level of climate change in the coming decades. The effects of climate change will vary regionally and by enterprise, wit

Wind erosion in Western Australian agriculture is common, especially in years of late and dry growing seasons.

Flooding in the Gascoyne River Catchment during the summer of 2010–11 caused the loss of an estimated 9 million tonnes of soil from erosion, and a damage bill of about $90 million.

  

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